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Extremely cold weather grips Pakistan as -7°C recorded in Ziarat

Extremely cold weather grips Pakistan as -7°C recorded in Ziarat
December 29, 2019
ZIARAT (92 News) – Extremely cold weather gripped across Pakistan and temperatures as low as -7 degree centigrade were recorded in Ziarat. According to the details garnered, dense fog is prevailing in Islamabad, most plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh and in a few districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the capital of Balochistan, the winter griped Quetta and the standing water on the roads has been frozen on the roads. According to the weather office today Skardu remained the coldest place in Pakistan with record -21°C. Temperatures as low as -7 degree centigrade were recorded in Ziarat while the temperature in Hunza and Quetta were recorded in minus degree centigrade. The weather in Malam Jabba, Gilgit Chitral, Abbotabad and Hunza also recorded in minus degree centigrade. Weather remained cold and dry elsewhere in the country while very cold in upper areas. In Punjab dense fog has made the driving very difficult as several sections of the motorway were closed for traffic due to poor visibility. Lahore, Gujranawala, Gujrat, Narowal, Sargodha, Layyah, Bhakar, Khusab, Mianwali, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, T.T Singh, Hafizabad, Jhang, Faisalabad, Okara, Sahiwal, Multan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, D.G Khan and Rajanpur were engulfed by the fog in the night and morning. In upper Sindh moderate to dense fog prevailed in Sukkur, Larkana, Rohri, Padidan and Jacobabad during morning and night hours. Cold and dry weather is reported elsewhere in the province.
Foggy weather delays train, flight schedules
The foggy weather has also caused delays in train and flight schedules across the country. According to the weather office today’s lowest minimum temperatures in the country were recorded at Skardu with record minus 21°C, Gupis, Bagrote minus 12°C, Astore minus 11°Celsius, Gilgit minus 07°C, Kalam and Kalat minus 05°Celsius.