No respite from biting cold.


LAHORE -- Blanketed by fog, the city remained in the grip of severe cold wave on Wednesday with experts seeing no respite from the prevailing harsh weather conditions during the current week. Biting cold grinded life to a halt and low visibility disrupted air and road traffic. The fog started falling in the evening and become so dense at mid night that visibility reduced to zero in open areas. Dense fog again forced closure of portions of highways. Snowfall over the hills and winds helped maintain the mercury to a low level. According to the experts, dry continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave is likely to approach south/ western and extreme upper parts of the country and may persist for another two days. The Meteorological Department forecast mainly cold and dry weather...

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