A record temperature low has been recorded across the country in December. Lahore beats its 17 year old record and temperature falls to 2° C, just equaling Punjab’s highest hill point Murree. The residents of Lahore experienced their coldest morning in 2019, when the temperature falls down to 3° C on Monday. Later on Tuesday, it falls to 2° C. People of Lahore were surprised after waking up to their coldest morning. The temperature anomaly in the Provincial Capital will continue for two more weeks.
Twitteratis went online to compare the Lahore temperature with London, the British capital, which were falling behind in terms of low temperature.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) information data on weather forecast and temperature showed low and trembling temperatures across the country. The temperatures recorded in different cities were 1°C in Attock and Dera Ghazi Khan, 2° C in Lahore, Murree, Rawalpindi, Multan, Chakwal and Bahawalpur, 3°C in Jhelum and 4°C in Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Sargodha.
Meanwhile, PMD predicted that current wintry wave would extend till mid-January. And temperature will remain low in Lahore.
“Although climate change has some impact on weather patterns, there is nothing unusual. The coldest winter spell is witnessed from mid-December to mid-January every year,” he added.
Following the cold wave, New Delhi, India’s capital is also witnessing its most frigid spell in almost a century. The temperature dropped to 9.4° C.
However, Islamabad-Lahore and Lahore-Multan Motorways were closed due to dense fog and near zero visibility. Moreover, Several flights had been suspended.