LAHORE, Jan 22: Dense fog and low temperature gave Lahore one of the worst mornings on Wednesday, creating a great deal of inconvenience for the people.
Fog finally cleared late in the afternoon, allowing the sun to warm up the cold battered city a bit. This increased the day’s maximum temperature to 16.5 degrees C which was only 2.9 degrees C during the night.
The temperature sharply dropped soon after the sunset and it was only 7.4 degrees C at 7pm, with the Met office expecting early formation of fog on Wednesday night in the city.
The maximum temperature on Tuesday was 14.9 degrees C and the minimum 5.5 degrees C.
The fog was so dense till 10am that it made the movement of the vehicular traffic hard. It also kept visibility low even in the densely populated areas like the Walled City and made it hard to drop children at schools.
The fog that started developing at 10:30 on Tuesday night soon reduced the visibility to only 20 metres. It remained so throughout the night and till 10am the visibility was only 50 metres. The fog finally cleared at 2pm.
The maximum temperature at 5am was 3.8 degrees C. It was only 5 degrees C at 9am and 7.8 degrees C at 11 am.
According to the Met office, many other cities in the Punjab, including Faisalabad, Shorkot, Sialkot, Jhelum, Gujranwala and Sheikhupura, remained fogbound.