City shivers with cold as mercury dips to 3 degree Celsius

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Amraiz Khan

The city was once again enveloped in fog, which intensified the cold snap, with the Meteorological Department predicting a severe cold wave to continue till Friday.
In the provincial metropolis, fog obscured every scene in the morning and increased the severity of cold with the temperature dropped to 3 degrees Celsius. With the cold outside, citizens took shelter in quilts and external and internal routes of the city also faded. The flow of traffic on the main highways of the City was affected, due to which the citizens had to face severe difficulties.
On the other hand, due to fog, M-2 motorway was closed to all types of traffic up to Sheikhupura and fog reduced visibility on the runway around the airport severely, affecting the flight schedule. Flights from Najaf, Jeddah, Sharjah, Dubai and Karachi to Lahore were canceled.
According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature of Lahore city is likely to go up to 16 degrees Celsius today while the minimum temperature of the city was recorded at 3 degrees Celsius this morning. According to the Meteorological Department, fog is likely to remain in the city for the next two days as the weather becomes colder.
According to details, the spell of dense fog and cold wave engulf various parts of Punjab including Hafizabad, Shakargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar, Bhakkar, Patoki, Okara, Lodhran, Sangla Hill, Faisalabad, Nankana Sahib, Gujranwala, Phool Nagar, Pattoki and Jaranwala.
On the other hand, a spokesman for the Motorway Police instructed the citizens to avoid unnecessary travel. According to the Motorway Police, seek help from Helpline 130 before starting the journey.
The M-2 Motorway from Lahore to Sheikhupura, M-4 from Faizpur to Abdul Hakeem and M-5 from Rahim Yar Khan to Sukkur have been closed due to low visibility. The visibility has been reduced to 30-150 meters on motorway.
Motorway police has asked people to avoid unnecessary traveling while the drivers have been directed to use fog lights during foggy conditions.