KARACHI: The late-night drizzle in parts of Karachi led to a drop in the temperature in the metropolis as winds coupled with overcast sky further intensified the cold weather conditions on Friday.

The Met office warned that the chilly days would stay for the next few days and the mercury could drop to 14 degree Celsius.

A senior official said that the fresh rain system which entered the country from Iran could cause more scattered drizzle till Saturday morning and it was expected to fizzle out in the second half the day.

However, the cold weather is likely to persist for the next few days under the influence of westerly winds that are affecting the southern region of the country.

“The drizzle is expected till Saturday morning,” said Sardar Sarfaraz at the Karachi Met office. “It would cause drop in the temperature that could touch 14 to 15 degree Celsius in nights. This trend is expected to stay till Nov 19 or 20 and then we expect the same weather conditions which we usually see in November in Karachi.”

In its official advisory the Met office predicted light rain with occasional thunderstorm at isolated places in Thatta and Karachi division during the next 24 hours.

The metropolis experienced cloudy and misty morning in the early hours of Friday as the Met department forecast cloudy weather with chances of light rain.

Published in Dawn, November 16th, 2019

Opinion

Eid and money
Updated 13 May 2021

Eid and money

Why is a thing more real when you can touch, taste or feel it as opposed to something that is only experienced?
On whose side?
Updated 15 May 2021

On whose side?

Our bevy of ambassadors, after their virtual meeting with the PM, must wonder who is on which side.

Editorial

Eid during Covid
Updated 13 May 2021

Eid during Covid

It is indisputable that our actions now will prevent matters from becoming far worse.
Updated 14 May 2021

Foreign policy gaffes

MIXED messages, retractions and clarifications from the government have become an all-too-common occurrence when it...
Zimbabwe series win
Updated 15 May 2021

Zimbabwe series win

For millions of Pakistani fans, it was a thrilling experience to see their team returning to its winning ways.
PM’s Saudi visit
Updated 12 May 2021

PM’s Saudi visit

It is very important that Pakistan take no step, or agree to any demand, that can have an adverse effect on national sovereignty.
12 May 2021

A new intifada?

THE situation in the occupied territories over the past few days has been incendiary, with tensions boiling over as...
Updated 12 May 2021

SOP violations

ON Monday, Sindh Police officials were given a well-deserved slap on the wrist by a judicial magistrate in Karachi...