Published On: Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
Published in Category: Quetta

Cold wave to prevail for 3 more days in country

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QUETTA: Cold wave would prevail for 3 more days in the entire country, while spell of snowfall and cool breeze has severely affected the daily life of people in country.

The country’s plain areas are also shivering under the grip of severe cold, report said Lahore witnessed zero temperature for the fist time in the current season, while Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan also recorded zero temperature, Gujrat minus 2, Islamabad minus 3, Multan 2 and Karachi’s minimum temperature recorded at 3 degree Celsius.

Up in the hilly areas things went all the worse as Kalat recorded minimum temperature at minus 15, Quetta minus 13, Skardu minus 12, Parachanar minus 10 and Rawalakot minus 6 degree Celsius freezing tap water, lakes and streams.

Weather has become severe cold in Miranshah, South Waziristan where snowfall happened after 5 years, on the other side temperature is continuously falling in Gilgit, Skardu, Astor, Diamer, Hunza and other upper areas also.

Meteorological Department said that this extreme cold wave would continue for further 2/3 days, while light rain and snowfall on the mountains expected in the upper areas.
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