Mainly hot, dry weather ex­pected

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—Mainly hot and dry weather is ex­pected over most parts of the coun­try while very hot con­di­tions could pre­vail in plain ar­eas of the coun­try dur­ing next 24 hours. Low pres­sure area lies over north Balochis­tan and its ad­join­ing ar­eas. A shal­low trough of westerly wave is present over north­ern parts of the coun­try and its ad­join­ing ar­eas and likely to move east­ward dur­ing next 12 hours.

Con­ti­nen­tal air would pre­vail over most parts of the coun­try dur­ing three to four days, an of­fi­cial of met of­fice told APP. The max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture of Karachi re­mained in the range of 36 to 38 Centi­grade dur­ing last 24 hours and there was no heat wave threat for next seven days. In last 24 hours weather re­mained hot and dry in most parts of the coun­try.

How­ever rain-thun­der­storm oc­curred at scat­tered places in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa while at iso­lated places in Rawalpindi, Gu­jran­wala, Muzaf­farabad di­vi­sions and Islamabad. Rain­fall recorded dur­ing this time span was: Kalam 18mm, Malam­jaba 13mm, Pat­tan 08mm, Dir 07mm, Muzaf­farabad 05mm, Lower Dir, Mirkhani 03mm, Chi­tral 02mm, Drosh, Mur­ree, Parachi­nar and Pe­shawar 01mm.

Max­i­mum tem­per­a­tures recorded on Wed­nes­day were Ja­cob­a­bad 44øC, Sh. Be­nazirabad, Sukkur 43øC, Mir­purkhas, Dadu, Sibbi, Larkana, R.Y.Khan, Pa­di­dan and Ch­hor 42øC, Islamabad 34øC, Lahore 40øC, Karachi 38øC, Pe­shawar 34øC, Quetta 28øC, Gil­git 23øC, Chi­tral 20øC, Hunza 18øC, Muzaf­farabad 26øC, Mur­ree 22øC, Skardu 21øC, Faisal­abad 39øC, Multan 39øC, Hy­der­abad 41øC, Dir 24øC, Kalat 23øC. Pollen count was 296 m3 of air dur­ing this time pe­riod.—APP

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