According to a forecast issued on Thursday by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the port city’s temperature could drop as low as 15 °C as winter approaches.
In a statement, the meteorological department said that during the last 24 hours, the lowest temperature was recorded at 16 °C.
The PMD also forecast that during the next 24 hours, the temperature could remain the highest at 30–32 °C in Karachi. Moreover, the lowest temperature could be recorded between 15 and 17 °C.
The humidity in the air stands at 85%, and the winds might blow from the northwest in the metropolis, the statement added.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast mainly cold and dry weather for most parts of the country over the next 12 hours. Foggy conditions are likely to develop over Punjab and upper Sindh during the morning hours, Radio Pakistan quoted the PMD as saying.
The next two months
Low-than-normal air pressure and a weak La Nina situation are expected to prevail in the country. Northern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan may receive below-normal precipitation. Southern Punjab, Balochistan, and Sindh are likely to receive nearly normal precipitation.
The possible impacts
- The temperatures are expected to decrease gradually during the forecast season.
- Dry conditions during the start of the season will be favourable for harvesting of kharif crops in the country. However, the rabi crops especially wheat would be required to irrigate at regular intervals for healthier growth at initial/vegetative stages.
- Dry conditions will have negative impact on air quality index in urban (southern and central Punjab) areas of the country.
- Dust-raising winds will also start in southern parts of the Punjab, upper Sindh.