Cold, dry weather expected in most parts of country

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Cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. Foggy conditions are likely to develop over plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during night and morning hours. Frost is likely to occur at isolated places in Pothohar region during morning hours. Temperatures of some major cities recorded on Saturday.

Islamabad five degree centigrade, Lahore ten, Karachi thirteen, Peshawar seven, Quetta minus one, Gilgit minus four, Murree four and Muzaffarbad six degree centigrade. According to Met Office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, very cold and dry weather is expected in Srinagar and Leh, cold and dry in Jammu, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian and Baramulla. Temperature recorded this morning: Srinagar, Pulwama and Baramulla zero degree centigrade, Jammu nine, Leh minus seven, Anantnag and Shopian one degree centigrade.

On the orther hand the Regional Meteorological Center Peshawar on Friday predicted that mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most districts of the province, while very cold in hilly areas and upper parts during the next 24 hours. It said that shallow fog in isolated pockets is also likely to occur over Peshawar to Swabi Motorway during late night and morning hours. During the last 24 hours, mainly cold and dry weather occurred in most districts of the province, while very cold in hilly areas and upper parts.—INP