Lahore, Pakistan weather update; incessant fog increases chill during daytime

LAHORE – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted the prevailing cold wave to persist in Lahore and most parts of Pakistan during the week.As per the synoptic situation, continental air prevails over most parts of Pakistan.Under these conditions, mainly cold and dry weather is expected in Lahore and most parts of Pakistan on Thursday night, Friday and Saturday.Partly cloudy and extremely cold weather is likely in northern areas of the country and north Balochistan.Light rain with light snowfall is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.Frost is likely to occur in Potohar region and Kashmir during morning hours.

Dense fog/smog is likely to persist in Punjab (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), plains of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh during the period.

Fog update for Motorways
Dense fog/smog may force the closure of Motorways and disrupt traffic on the National Highway.In Lahore, the minimum temperature will likely remain between 04-06 degrees Celsius on Friday and 03-05 C on Saturday.Meanwhile, cold wave persisted in Lahore and most parts of Pakistan during the last 24 hours.In Lahore, the minimum temperature was recorded at 06 C.Relative humidity during the evening was recorded at 92 per cent.Leh remained the coldest place in the country where mercury dropped 11 C below freezing.Dense fog/smog prevailed over the plains of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper Sindh.Dense fog/smog forced the closure of Motorways and disrupted traffic on the National Highway and other inter and intra city roads.Incessant fog enhanced chill in weather by decreasing temperature during the daytime.