Gilgit - Baltistan

Mercury drops to -17 in Skardu

ISLAMABAD: The country is still in the grip of severe cold wave while thick fog was also reported in many areas of Punjab and Sindh Tuesday, Geo News reported.

The upper areas of Gilgit-Baltistan including Skardu and Astore are still braving extreme weather conditions where the temperature has decreased below the freezing point.

Although snowfall has come to a halt in these areas, freezing wind from the mountainous range has decreased the temperature and the minimum temperature of –17 was recorded in Skardu, -15 in Astore and –12 in Hunza.

The met department told that the current cold wave will continue to freeze different parts of Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan for the next three days.

Courtesy: The NEWS

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