Fresh cold wave will start in the city from Monday and will continue for at least four days
The mercury dropped to 6.6º Celsius in the wee hours of Tuesday morning under the influence of cold northern winds, and this weather pattern is likely to last till January 16, a met official said.
The night between Monday and Tuesday was the coldest of the year in Karachi with the minimum temperature dropped to as low as 07°Celsius.
The mercury is expected to drop further from the next week unleashing an intense cold weather in the last week of the year, according to the met office.
The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, when the sun appears at its most southerly position.
Parts of Punjab and Sindh will likely experience fog before sunrise and after sunset while the weather is to remain couple degree Celsius below average.
The met office has also forecast extremely cold weather in Karachi and other parts of Sindh as minimum temperature will likely to remain below normal in the region.
"The eclipse will be seen in most countries of South Africa and South America," PMD said, adding that it will also be visible in the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans as well as the Antarctica.
Introducing Punjab's capital to cold winds gusting up to 18 km/h and colder weather, sporadic showers have been recorded across the city