Weather outlook of Islamabad, Pakistan; fog forces closure of Motorways


ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted mainly cold and dry weather for Islamabad, Rawalpindi and most parts of Pakistan during the next two days.

As per the synoptic situation, continental air prevails over most parts of Pakistan.

A westerly wave is likely to enter Balochistan on Thursday and persist till Friday.

Under these conditions, mainly cold and dry weather is expected in the twin cities and most parts of the country on Wednesday night, Thursday and Friday.
Light to moderate rain-wind/thunderstorm with snowfall over hills is expected in Chaghi, Quetta, Chaman, Ziarat, Qilla Abdullah, Qillah Saifullah, Loralai, Pishin, Mastung, Zhob, Kalat, Musa Khel, Kharan, Harnai, Sibbi, Noshki, Khuzdar and Makran coast on Thursday and Friday.

Dense fog/smog is likely to persist in Islamabad, Punjab (Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, 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), upper Sindh and plain areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa during the period.

Dense fog/smog may force the closure of Motorways and disrupt traffic on other inter and intra city roads including the National Highway.

In Islamabad, the minimum temperature will likely remain between 03-05 degrees Celsius on Thursday and 04-06 C on Friday.
In Rawalpindi, the minimum temperature will likely remain between 02-04 C on Thursday and 03-05 C on Friday.
Meanwhile, cold and dry weather persisted across Pakistan during the last 24 hours.

Extremely cold weather prevailed in northern areas and north Balochistan.

Fog update for Motorways, National Highway

Dense fog/smog forced closure of portions of Motorways (Peshawar-Swabi, Swabi-Islamabad, Islamabad-Kallar Kahar, Kallar Kahar-Pindi Bhattian, Pindi Bhattian-Lahore, Pindi Bhattian-Faisalabad, Lahore-Abdul Hakim, Sialkot-Lahore, Faisalabad-Multan and Multan-Sukkur).

Less visibility also disrupted normal vehicular movement on the National Highway.

It also affected flight operation and schedule of passenger trains across Pakistan.

Leh remained the coldest place in the country where mercury dropped to 12 C below freezing.

In Islamabad, minimum temperature was recorded at 04 C.

Relative humidity in the evening was recorded at 100 per cent.

In Rawalpindi, minimum temperature was recorded at 03 C.

Relative humidity in the evening was recorded at 100 per cent.

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