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24 Dec 2018 | 12:23 PM UTC

Pakistan: Foggy conditions continue in the North December 24

Pakistan News Alert

Foggy conditions to continue in Punjab, upper Sindh, and Peshawar regions for the next few days; poor visibility and transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/24/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Punjab province

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Event

According to the Met department forecasts, foggy conditions will prevail in Punjab, upper Sindh, and Peshawar division on December 24-25. On December 23, authorities at Lahore airport briefly considered to halt flight operations due to the poor visibility; fog had reduced visibility up to 50 m (164 ft) in Lahore. Road traffic was also affected with the authorities interrupting traffic for several hours on various motorways (e.g. from Lahore to Kot Momin, or from Peshawar to Rashkai) on December 23. Foggy conditions and related transportation disruptions are expected to persist in Punjab's plains over the next few days, while the weather will remain very cold in the northern regions.

Context

Fog usually occurs during the winter season in upper Sindh, central Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab provinces. In the North, the months of December, January, and February usually experience cold conditions, with recurrent cold breezes, blow, and rain.

Advice

Individuals in the northern part of the country are advised to monitor local weather reports, allow for extra travel time in affected areas, and exercise caution when driving.

 

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