As much as we all love winters, it has its drawbacks, too. As always this year as well the foggy condition has become a serious problem for the citizens of Punjab and upper Sindh.
Due to fog, some routes of the motorways had to be closed because of the vague visibility.
The M2 route that connects Kot Momin with Lahore and Faisalabad, M3 route from Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M4 route from Faisalabad to Gojra have been close down due to the prevailing fog.
People of Punjab suffered from low visibility. In Gujranwala and Multan, visibility went down to 150 and 180 metres, whereas in Sialkot and Faisalabad it went further down to 35 metres and 40 metres.
Cold and dense weather is predicted for the next 24 hours in most parts of the country. Thunderstorms with snowfalls over the hills are to be expected at a few places in Malakand division and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan Meteorological Department foretold.
Quetta is likely to face cold weathers as well as the northern parts of the country.
Due to the Siberian winds blowing from Balochistan, Karachi is expected to be chillier than usual over the next 24 hours. The minimum temperature recorded for Karachi is 10°C with a humidity level of 52 percent, says the Met Office. They also predicted Karachi to get even colder.
Driving Tips in Fog
- Use fog lights, it would help clear the visibility to some extent
- Drive only when necessary
- Avoid over speeding
- Never drive with the main beams on. If you are driving in fog, you must turn your headlights on but make sure they are dipped (i.e. normal). Driving with your main beams on is dangerous to oncoming traffic as it blinds out other motorists.
- Turn on the heater to keep your windows sheer.
- Keep distance from other cars
- Avoid overtaking or changing lanes as much as possible.