Mainly cold, dry weather expected

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Mainly very cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, dense foggy conditions are likely to prevail over plain areas of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Upper Sindh. Frost is also expected at isolated places in Pothohar region and Kashmir during the period.

Temperatures of some major cities recorded. Islamabad and Peshawar two degree centigrade, Murree minus two, Lahore seven, Karachi twelve, Quetta minus seven, Gilgit zero 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, Leh, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian, Baramula and Jammu.

Temperatures recorded. Srinagar two degree centigrade, Jammu six, Leh minus eleven, Pulwama, Shopian and Baramula minus three while Anantnag minus four degree centigrade. On the other hand the parts of Balochistan are in a grip of severe cold waves as mercury has dropped to freezing point in plenty of districts.

“A very cold and dry weather prevailed in the province during the last 24 hours with the lowest minimum temperatures recorded in Balochistan were -12°C, Kalat, -11 °C Ziarat, -10 °C Nokundi and -08 Quetta, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said on Saturday.—APP