Motorway sections closed due to fog in Punjab, Karachi’s temperature drops to 5.8°C

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

09th Jan, 2021. 11:23 am
Heavy Fog

Heavy fog has blanketed parts of Punjab, including Lahore on the night between Friday and Saturday.

Heavy fog has led to the closure of the Lahore-Pindi Bhattian Motorway M2 and Multan-Khanewal Motorway sections.

According to details, heavy fog has also disturbed traffic in Lahore, Nankana Sahib, Rahim Yar Khan, and Sadiqabad and their surrounding areas as visibility were very low.

The Motorway police have suggested the drivers open fog lights while driving at slow speed. Police have also asked people to avoid unnecessary traveling as visibility was down.

Minimum temperature drops to 5.8 degrees Celsius in Karachi

Karachi experienced extremely cold weather on Saturday morning as the temperature reached a minimum of 5.8 degrees Celsius.

The met office says that Karachi is currently experiencing cold Siberian winds. The speed of winds can increase on Sunday.

Past 24-hour weather

Cold and dry weather prevailed over most parts of the country, while very cold in north Balochistan and upper areas. However, rain occurred at isolated places in Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,

Kashmir and Pothohar region. Snowfall is also recorded in Malam Jabba during this period.

Rainfall (mm): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Malam Jabba 06, Dir (upper 04, lower 02), Balakot 02, Kakul, Saidu Sharif 01 and Kashmir: Muzaffarabad 01.

Snowfall (Inch): Malam Jabba 02.

Today’s Lowest Minimum Temperature’s (°C): Kalat, Ziarat Leh -12, Gupis -11, Quetta -10, Kalam, Bagrote -09, Astore, Hunza, Dalbandin, Pishin -08, Mastung, Malam Jabba, Skardu and Parachinar -07.

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