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Smog-hit Lahore breathes a sigh of relief after light rain

By News Desk

December 1, 2023 10:34 AM


Smog-hit Lahore breathes a sigh of relief after light rain

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Much to the relief of citizens, the light rain which poured down yesterday in Lahore has improved the air quality of the otherwise smog-choked city as its AQI level has gone down to 169 today, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Now Lahore has changed its position from the most polluted city of the world to number seven.

Following the improvement in the air quality level in the Punjab capital, the provincial government has lifted all the smog-related restrictions.

The Punjab government has also announced winter break. The educational institutions will remain closed from December 18 till January 1.

In his tweet, Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi informed that there would be no restrictions planned for the upcoming weekend due to improvement in the air quality level.

https://twitter.com/MohsinnaqviC42/status/1730247480850497780

The weather in Lahore will remain misty today with minimum temperature recorded at 13C and maximum temperature would reach 23C.

Weather today

According to the Pakistan Metrological Department, cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country today.

However, rain-wind/thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) is expected at isolated places in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Smog/fog is likely in upper Sindh, plain areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Past 24-hour weather

Cold and dry weather prevailed over most parts of the country.

However, rain/thunderstorm occurred in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Rainfall (mm): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Kalam, Malam Jabba 09, Balakot 07, Kakul 06, Chitral, Patan 03, Saidu Sharif 02, Punjab: Murree 18, Narowal 05, Lahore (City 02), Islamabad, Chaklala 01, Kashmir: Muzaffarabad (City 14, Airport 11), Garhi Dupatta 08, Rawalakot 03, Gilgit Baltistan: Gupis 01 mm.

Today's Recorded Lowest Minimum Temperatures (°C): Leh -04, Skardu, Gupis and Kalat -01.

 

 


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