Extreme cold and dry weather to continue in most parts of Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 1, IRNA - The cold wave sweeping through most parts of Pakistan has caused further drop in temperature and the Metrological Department has reported that temperature could drop further within two or three days.

The minimum temperature hovered around freezing point at different places even as mercury plummeted to -15°C in Kalat and -13°C in Quetta.

Even, the federal capital went through its most uncomfortable day in 46 years as the mercury plunged to -2°C.

According to Met Office, a westerly wave is prevailing over upper parts of the country and expected to persist during next

24 hours.

The north Balochistan and upper parts of the country are likely to remain under the grip of severe cold wave for the next few days.

The winter rains are likely to begin after mid-January, which will be followed by the Siberian cold wave that brings very cold winds to the whole country.