Cold, dry weather expected

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Cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while very cold in upper parts and north Balochistan during the next twelve hours. Dense fog is likely to occur in plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh. Frost is expected in Pothohar region during morning hours. Temperatures of some major cities recorded.

Islamabad and Peshawar two degree centigrade, Lahore five, Karachi fifteen, Quetta minus three, Gilgit minus five, Murree one and Muzaffarabad three degree centigrade. According to Met Office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, very cold and dry weather is expected in Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian and Baramulla. Temperature recorded. Srinagar, Pulwama and Baramulla minus two degree centigrade, Jammu five, Leh minus fourteen, Anantnag and Shopian minus one degree centigrade.

On the other hand very cold and dry weather gripped most of the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where mercury level dropped from 00C to -09 during the last 24 hours. According to Met Office the minimum temperature was recorded as: -09C in Kalam, -06 in Parachinar, -05 in Dir, -03 in Chitral and -02 each in Malamjabba, Kakul and Mirkhani, 00 in Peshawar, Bannu, Risalpur, Mardan and Balakot.—INP