Hailstorm, nocturnal showers lash parts of Karachi

Nocturnal showers amidst thunder coupled with streaks of lightning bolts across the heavily overcast night-sky whipped parts of Karachi in the wee hours of Monday.
The downpours abetted by gusty winds were reported from Kharadar, Defence, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Saddar, I I Chundrigar and adjoining areas.
Hailstorms followed rain in some parts of the metropolis, sending a wave of chill across the city.
Meteorology Department has forecast this rain spell is likely to continue for the next 12 hours.
The sudden cloudburst dampened roads causing those commuting on motorcycles to slip.
Siberian winds
The Met Office has said Siberian winds are likely to continue in Karachi until Monday afternoon, it said. These winds, coming from the northeast, may increase up to 45km/h.
It was further said that rains are expected in parts of Makran and Malakand divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and hilly areas on Monday.
During the last 24 hours, the lowest temperature across the country was recorded in Kalam at -9°C, the Met Office added.