KARACHI: Winter rains in different parts of the country next week are likely to extend the cold spell across the nation, the Met Office has predicted.
On the other hand, the weather in Karachi is expected to remain cold and dry. According to officials, the mean temperature in the city was recorded at 27 degrees Celsius, humidity levels topped at 26 per cent and coastal winds blowing at around 18 km/hr were expected to decrease temperatures further.
Karachi is going to be engulfed in an extremely cold spell within two days, the forecast says.
Conditions in the upper parts of Punjab and the Hazara division, including Islamabad, are likely to remain cold and dry before the arrival of the rains next week, meteorologists have forecast.
Rains in the country will also help clear dust and aerosol particles from the air, thus helping enormously in fighting season-specific viral diseases, weather and health officials say.
According to the Met Office, rains are expected to arrive in scattered parts of Sindh and bordering Balochistan on Sunday.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), FATA, Islamabad, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Kashmir will experience rain from Monday through to Wednesday.
Snowfall and light showers are expected in parts of Malakand Division and G-B, the Met Office said. Residents of northern Sindh and the plains of Punjab might also experience foggy weather in the early hours of the morning, it added.
The Met Office has advised people to take the necessary precautions and make use of warm clothing during the winter season.