Lahore, Pakistan weather update; fog continues to force closure of Motorways

LAHORE – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast mainly cold and dry weather for Lahore and most parts of Pakistan during the next two days.
As per the synoptic situation, a trough of westerly wave prevails over western parts of Pakistan. It is likely to persist in northern parts till Tuesday morning.

Under these conditions, mainly cold and dry weather is expected in Lahore and most parts of Pakistan on Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday.

However, scattered rain is likely in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Islamabad, Potohar region and upper Punjab on Monday night.
Extremely cold weather is likely in northern areas and north Balochistan.

Dense fog/smog is likely to persist in Islamabad, Punjab (Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Okara, Kasur, Lahore, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Jhelum, Mangla, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin, Toba Tek Singh, Khanewal, Multan, Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Hafizabad, Bhakkar, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan and surroundings), upper Sindh and plain areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa during the period.

Dense fog/smog may force the closure of Motorways and disrupt traffic on other inter and intra-city roads including the National Highway.
In Lahore, the minimum temperature will likely remain between 04-06 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 05-07 C on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, cold and dry weather prevailed over most parts of the country and very cold in northern areas during the last 24 hours.

Dense fog/smog prevailed over the plains of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Sindh and Islamabad.
In Lahore, the minimum temperature was recorded at 05 C.
Relative humidity during the evening was recorded at 93 per cent.

Leh remained the coldest place in the country where mercury dropped 11 C below freezing.
Fog update for Motorways
Dense fog/smog forced closure of portions of Motorways (Peshawar-Swabi, Swabi-Islamabad, Islamabad-Kallar Kahar, Kallar Kahar-Pindi Bhattian, Pindi Bhattian-Lahore, Pindi Bhattian-Faisalabad, Lahore-Abdul Hakim, Sialkot-Lahore, Faisalabad-Multan and Multan-Sukkur).
Fog update for National Highway
Less visibility also disrupted traffic on the National Highway and other inter and intra-city roads.

It also affected flight operations and the schedule of passenger trains.