It’s only half a month into 2020 and meteorologists are already talking in superlatives as extreme weather patterns have brought cities and towns across Pakistan to a standstill.
With the chilly weather setting new records, the mercury is expected to drop as low as 3 degrees Celsius in the port city, leaving the citizens to shiver with cold. This will be Karachi’s lowest temperature in its over 70 years of recorded history.
The lowest recorded temperature in Karachi was 3.3 degrees Celsius, on 11 February 1950.
A westerly weather system, that caused drizzle and cloudy weather in Karachi, has now moved to Balochistan.
Different parts of Karachi received drizzles and light rain in the nights amid the Siberian wind system freezing the city.
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As per the PMD report, the new rain system will cause widespread rains across the country with downpour expected in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper and central Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan, and Kashmir on Monday and scattered rains in south Punjab and north-western Balochistan.
“The entire country is in the grip of a cold wave and due to the influence of Siberian winds, at least the cold wave in Karachi will continue over the next two to three days.”
Some Toasty Tips for Staying Warm for our friends in Karachi
- It’s easier to change your body temperature than room temperature, not to mention more eco-friendly. Instead of turning up the heat, put on another layer of clothing.
- Keep heat in and cold out by cutting a pool noodle in half lengthwise, wrapping it in fabric, and sliding it under your door. It’ll stay put all winter, and you can re-use it at the pool come summer.
- Your mom may have said that you lose 80 percent of your body heat through your head, but that’s not actually true. If you’re otherwise clothed, you’ll lose heat from any surface that’s exposed in cold weather. So put on your hat, even if you’re inside.