Karachi to see Freezing Temperature

If BBC Weather forecast is to be believed, Karachi is going to see a minimum of -3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and 0 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

Of course these are minimum temperatures and that too predicted ones which we might not actually see but it is nice to see the winter seasons prolonged this year.

Thanks to: Ayad Aftab / Humanyun Mustafa

49 Comments so far

  1. Mustafa (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

    oh come on man, these are false prediction for 3rd world countries, we are living in a real world, what’s the point of posting such a false prediction, what one would comment on it, just waste of time, well on the other hand that’s true winter season prolonged this year.

  2. H.M (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 6:27 pm
  3. ronin1770 (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 6:30 pm

    wow -3 C => i wonder what is historically lowest ever

  4. H.M (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

    Yup the lowest ever is I suppose 3 or 4C !!!

  5. farkhanda begum (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

    yahooo,its very interesting 2 saw that news……my days will go fantastic….i m very concious abt that…yupeeeeeeeeee

  6. Nadir (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 9:47 pm

    @Mustafa: Everything is not an attempt to harm. That’s the attitude which leads to public extremism and negative thinking.

    Please note that this is just a forecast, not a prediction. Its a possibility, not a fact. Also please note that the Maximum Temperature limit is also set, which means it may vary between the two.

    This post is not to fight about what’s right and what’s wrong. I always say, "Hope for the best and prepare for the worse"

    Facts and science aside -Keeping in mind the home-less people, we should be preparing ourselves for the "possible conditions"

  7. Dictator (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

    believe me, -3 is not so cold ;) its what i feel now. I came to glasgow last september and felt too cold here, but now, its normal. If it becomes -3 in karachi, then man u people will feel really chilling. Hope Karachites can enjoy this temp ;)

  8. Kabir Das (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 12:23 am

    You say: Please note that this is just a forecast, not a prediction.

    I say: Pray,what is the difference between the two?

  9. A for [pine] Apple (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 12:31 am

    Oh wow … what will happen to all karachiites?

  10. Kabir Das (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 12:31 am

    You say : these are false prediction for 3rd world countries

    I say: And may we also know what are they to gain by such false predictions.

  11. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 1:52 am

    Karachi was -4 on Dec 16 1986 Lowest of last century.

    If this time it goes to -3 this will be 1st lowest of millenium.

  12. Razi (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 2:48 am

    I clearly remember the nights of Dec 15, 1986 and Dec 16, 1986.

    Karachi was a ghost town…not only because of the bitter sub zero cold but also due to the terror resulting from the infamous Aligarh and Qasba Colony massacre.

  13. ali (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 8:03 am

    i hope it wont be that cold…as we have to think about homeless people and people living in katchi abadis..

  14. Reality_Check (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 8:32 am

    If you have still not seen Algore’s "Inconvenient Truth", then watch it now, you’ll know what we are doing to the world.

  15. wasiq (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 10:22 am


    have you seen what Mr Almost president Gore has done to himself lately…i believe he eats all the leftover free meals at those conventions and workshops arranged to alarm the world….

    Btw,its very cold and windy this morning and even though its a holiday for some unknown reason we must make sure the young and the old remain warm….

  16. Adnan Sheikh (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 10:49 am

    @WASIQ i think its kashmir day

  17. BoZz (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    Wrong forecast. Karachi will not go below 9-10 degrees for the above days.

  18. alam (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

    Al Gore’s monthly power bill is more than what Reality check earns in a year

    Al Gore and his wife r the most hyopcrital ppl in this world. In mid 80s, this duffer was summoning musicians and singers and lecturing them on ratings.

  19. Barrister Ali K.Chishti (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

    good ol’bbc predictions – there’s a saying back in england ‘don’t trust bbc on weather, babes and stocks’ .
    btw, all you guys voting for MQM ; right?

  20. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 1:31 pm

    jamal shamsi stop posting nonsense — karachi has never hit minus 4 — the lowest has been 0 degrees

    check this


  21. Ramla A. (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 3:32 pm

    RE: Kabir Das
    Thoughtful question!

    In the terminology of future studies, "prediction" is definitive, i.e. "It WILL happen! (Because I said so.)"

    Forecast is based on a variety of techniques that may or may not include past trends. In weather forecast, geo-tropical changes and factors, for instance, and their directional forces are taken into account. General patterns of development of a certain phenomenon are considered. Yet any "forecast" does not assume the "it will happen no matter what" attitude. It is derived from/ based upon certain foreseeable factors and past trends – a disruption in any of which can change the outcome. Sometimes forecasts are presented as multiple scenarios. For practicality, though, the most important scenario is presented – such as in the case of weather forecasts.

    Because the factors in weather forecasts are dynamic – and these days increasingly so – all jokes about the dependability of weather forecasts will always hold true. :)

  22. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

    Omer R Quraishi seems like you believe in all the Govt Data. Good for you. Stay HIGH !

  23. ronin1770 (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 6:18 pm

    well any way – just enjoy these great temps – soon it will be back to boiling + humid + (extensive) load (sharing) days

    – Ronin

  24. Dr.HB (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

    truly looking forward to it :D
    i got a temp monitor at my place..last night it showed 4 degrees…so -4 aint that far!

  25. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 7:26 pm

    @Farkhanda Aunty, world is screaming about abnormal weather cycle and you are getting excitement. :-)

    Shamsi, now pls don’t tell me that there was snow fall in Karachi back in early 70s. :-)

  26. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 10:41 pm

    As long as Yahoo! is free and not acquired by M$, I will prefer Yahoo!weather over any other service

  27. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

    Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!….itssssssssss COLD….damn it.

  28. Dr.HB (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 3:09 am

    forecast has been changed to -1 now….. still subzero …

  29. Umair H MIrza (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 9:37 am

    ya .. very cold !! DAMN IT !!!

  30. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 10:16 am

    itti maza aa reli hay sardi main.
    Karachi walon mazay karlo kyun is kay baad 8 month long summer start hogee, jis main 2hrs load bearing aur 22hrs load shedding hogee.

  31. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 12:23 pm

    lets enjoy winter in karachi. I have never ever seen in my whole life, this much sardi in khi.

  32. glaxzy (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

    Yahoo Weather Report (http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/PKXX0008_c.html)

    Today High: 17° Low: 8°
    Tomorrow High: 21° Low: 9°
    Fri High: 23° Low: 7°
    Sat High: 24° Low: 7°
    Sun High: 26° Low: 9°

    BBC = Urdu evening Newspaper.

  33. M Akram Khan (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

    It is pretty cold in any case …

    Following is an update from "The News" just now:


  34. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

    12C at 1400HRS at BVS school gate in Saddar – courtesy Lexus GS 300 dash panel

  35. Asad Khan (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 2:41 pm

    quit whinin like some little girls…its pretty clear that most of you have never experienced a REAL winter season in your lives….

    but yeah…it is kind of cold ;)

  36. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

    @Jamal Shamsi

    yaar aap aisay hi bata detay ke aap ke paas lexus hay itni tamheed bandhnay ki kia zaroorat thee

  37. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

    err yes jamal shamsi, in the case of temperature i would — what is your source? a thermometer outside your home window?

  38. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

    no no i don own the lexus,

    and Omer yes I have Thermometer in a window at home. :) but this 12 C was from a car.

    ASAD ever lived in -18 C. :) when ZERO is taken as pleasently warm. !

  39. ali kabir (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

    Perhaps the -3C is inclusive of wind chill. If I remember my high school geography correctly, coastal regions are less likely to face extreme cold weather.

    @ Tariq Khanani

    lol. good catch!

  40. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

    @ Asad Khan

    Hot and cold are not absolute units, they are relative. For example, if you usually drink hot tea and someone gives u a warm tea, u will say its cold, but actually its not.
    P.S. i am not good at explaining stuff, sarry far that

  41. AMMAR (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 5:02 pm

    Relative terms means its for relative. Like wealth is a relative term, when you get the wealth the relatives come close to you. JUST A CRACKER FOR THE FOLKS..

  42. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 5:36 pm

    yaar ab weather per bhee lerna mut shroo ker daina :)

  43. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 6:07 pm

    Acha Mr. Na Maloom

  44. AS (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

    @JAMAL SHAMSI i lives in a country where average winter temperatue is -20. and i have seen -44C in mmy life. The fact is that the longitude and latitude of location plays a big role in weather, so do the humidity level. When we gets -18, the humidity level is up to 80%. But in karachi, with 7 degree celcius and humidity level of 20 degrees makes it feel like freezing. Plus all the places where u see -18 , there public places, houses are quipped with good heating system where as in karachi there is nothing like that. So you cant really compare -18 with karachi’s winter situation.

  45. ali (unregistered) on February 6th, 2008 @ 6:55 pm

    doctor kahe ga k ye b MQM ki koi Sazish ha jo itni Than hooooo Altaf Bhai nay hi kuch kia hoga.
    Dogtor Poty Mouth

  46. Kabir Das (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 12:17 am

    This discussion of the Karachi cold brings to my mind an old joke. I would like to share this joke with my friends even though it has no relevance to the Karachi cold temp.

    When the boundry between Canada and America was being drawn a guy was very anxious to know which side his small village will go. On knowing that his village has gone to the American side he was seen unduly happy. When asked the reason for his happiness the guy replied: I always hated Canada for its cold weather.

  47. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 12:32 am

    -18 C in Pakistan, place is 21 KM ahead of Kalam called Lake Mahodand, basics vanish after Kalam, and survival itself is an ordeal and Talim Ul Quran Trust manages 15 school~madarsas in that area. not many stay UP there after November 15th but what if world is not enough and some are left with no options.

    :) smile you all are invited there ( in summer temp is under 25 C in daytime ) to live in nature, from March 15th till Oct 30th is best bet to enjoy nature and live in woods. running water, enough to eat fresh cooked and breath. Fresh tempting vegies n fruits

  48. wasiq (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 2:05 am

    thank God dont blame the weather girls……

  49. Muhammad Taha (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 7:41 pm

    whatever u guys say, it really got cold and this was the most prolonged winter i have ever seen in my life.

    besides, the lowest Karachi temp wasn’t -4 it was 0 celsius in January 1934. and that was long ago.

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