Byline: Iqtidar Gilani
LAHORE -- Incessant fog over the plains and snowfall over the hills increased the intensity of the ongoing cold wave on Thursday with experts predicting the harsh weather conditions would persist for the next few days.
Most parts of the plains, including Lahore, saw hardly any sunshine, decreasing daytime temperature considerably and increasing winter woes with low gas pressure adding to people's miseries.
Besides severe cold, dense fog blanketed the plains throughout the day, bringing the life to a standstill, as low visibility disrupted schedule of flights and trains besides hampering vehicular movement on inter and intra city routes. Incessant fog caused delay in arrival and departure of international and domestic flights during the morning while low visibility also disturbed rail traffic and almost all trains reached to their respective destinations hours behind the scheduled time.
Dense fog forced closures of portions of Motorway, causing difficulties for the motorists who left with no other option except to use alternative routes including National Highway. Dense fog also disturbed vehicular movement on almost entire National Highway.
Experts predict harsh weather conditions will persist for a few days
Skardu remained the coldest place in the country where mercury dropped 11 degree Celsius below the freezing point. Minimum temperature in Astore was recorded:10C, Gupis and Bagrote:08C, Parachinar, Gilgit and Hunza:05C, Rawalakot , Malam Jabba...