Fog disrupts flights at Lahore Airport
December 26, 2020 05:43 PM
Flight operation at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore has been suspended as a thick fog blanketed Punjab, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
Airport officials said flight operations would be resumed keeping in view the fog condition but as for now, they have diverted all domestic and international flights to other airports.
Many domestic and international flights kept hovering over Lahore as they were not allowed to land amid poor visibility at the airport.
Airport Traffic Control has issued a warning to all airlines. After the advisory issued by the ATC, the flight schedule has been rescheduled, the TV channel reported, quoting its sources.
On the other hand, the motorway reopened after improved visibility including all Motorway interchanges of Lahore. The motorway was closed last night due to heavy fog but now citizens can continue their journey to different cities on motorways.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department said a westerly wave is approaching upper and western parts of the country and may persist in upper parts till Monday.
While cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, however, partly cloudy weather is expected in upper areas with rain and snowfall in Gilgit- Baltistan, upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and north Balochistan during evening/night hours. Dense fog is likely to prevail in plain areas of Punjab on Saturday.
The Met Office predicted rain (snowfall over hills) is expected in Gilgit- Baltistan, upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, upper/central Punjab, Islamabad and Kashmir. Cold and dry weather is expected in central and lower parts of the country.
Saturday’s lowest minimum temperature’s (°C): Leh -14, Gupis, Skardu -09, Astore -08,Parachinar -05, Bagrote Kalam, Gilgit -04 and Kalat -03.