Karachi records coldest night of the season as mercury drops to 13.5°C

10:05 AM | 9 Dec, 2023
Karachi records coldest night of the season as mercury drops to 13.5°C
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Pakistan's largest city Karachi witnessed coldest night of the current winter season as the mercury dropped to record low.

The temperature fell to 13.5 degrees Celsius in the wee hours of Friday, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), which signifies a notable decrease in the current winter season.

A crucial weather monitoring station, Jinnah Terminal, recorded an even lower temperature of 11.8 degrees Celsius, highlighting the intensity of the city's current cold snap.

The PMD Early Warning Centre released a forecast that indicated Saturday or Sunday's low temperature may dip to at least 12 degrees Celsius. The alert highlighted how important it is for locals to prepare for the ongoing cold weather.

Furthermore, Dry weather is expected in most districts of the province. Fog/smog is likely to persist in Jacobabad, Mohenjodaro, Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu, Ghotki, and Padidan.

In a fresh advisory, PMD said continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country, and a shallow westerly wave is present on Northern parts of the country today.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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