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 over the next twenty-four hours, with very cold temperatures in the upper parts. Dense fog conditions are likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and upper Sindh.

Frost with fog is likely to occur at isolated places in the Pothohar region and Kashmir during the morning hours. Islamabad, Peshawar, and Muzaffarabad three degrees centigrade, Lahore eight, Karachi thirteen, Quetta minus one; Gilgit minus six; and Murree one degree centigrade.

According to the Met Office forecast for Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, very cold and dry weather is expected in Srinagar, Leh, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian, and Baramula, while cold, dry, and dense fog is expected in Jammu. Srinagar, Pulwama, and Baramula minus three degrees centigrade, Jammu minus seven, Leh minus ten, Anantnag and Shopian minus one degree centigrade.

On the other hand the Provincial Meteorological Center Peshawar on Tuesday forecast mainly partly cloudy and cold weather in most districts of the province, while partly cloudy and very cold in the upper parts. Shallow to moderate fog is likely to occur over Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi and D.I. Khan districts, as well as over Peshawar to Swabi Motorway during morning and night hours.—INP