Blis­ter­ing heat­wave to con­tinue across coun­try

Rain spell to hit up­coun­try from Mon­day

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—Pak­istan Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Depart­ment of­fice has pre­dicted very hot and dry weather ahead dur­ing the week all over the coun­try and no im­mi­nent signs of rain ex­pected.

Ac­cord­ing to de­tails, the low el­e­va­tion agri­cul­tural plains of Pun­jab, Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochis­tan and Sindh would be the cen­tre of heat, a pri­vate news chan­nel re­ported. In La­hore, the tem­per­a­ture has been recorded as 40øC while Mul­tan was wit­ness­ing scorch­ing hot weather with 47øC.

Due to con­ti­nu­ity of sea breeze, the coastal ar­eas of Pak­istan will not ex­pe­ri­ence any sharp rise in tem­per­a­ture.

Day tem­per­a­tures in Karachi will gen­er­ally re­main below 40øC; wind will con­tinue blow­ing from sea with vari­able speed with com­fort­able level of hu­mid­ity.

Tem­per­a­ture in Larkana would rise to 51øC whereas Dadu will ob­serve 50øC and Hy­der­abad was recorded at 50 and 49 de­grees Cel­sius re­spec­tively.

Sim­i­lar weather con­di­tions were recorded in other cities of Sindh, in­clud­ing Dadu, Ja­cob­a­bad and Mo­henjo-daro.

Hot weather in moun­tain­ous ar­eas of Gil­gitBaltistan and Azad Jammu and Kash­mir will also rise by 4-5øC above av­er­age re­sult­ing into rapid melt­ing of snow and glaciers.

On the other hand, power out­age du­ra­tion has in­creased as elec­tric­ity short­fall reached 3000 MW.

Mean­while, the Met of­fice on Thurs­day said a rain spell is likely to hit up­per re­gion of the coun­try in­clud­ing Up­per Pun­jab, Up­per Khaber Pakhtunkhwa, fed­eral cap­i­tal Gil­git Baltistan and Kash­mir from Mon­day.

Me­te­o­rol­o­gist, Muham­mad As­ghar told APP that dust storm, thun­der shower would con­tinue till Tues­day and in iso­lated places may pro­long till Wed­nes­day whereas gusty winds are also ex­pected in plain ar­eas of Pun­jab and Khaber Pakhtunkhwa dur­ing this time span.

The rain would sub­side the cur­rent heat wave, he said point­ing out that mer­cury is ex­pected to fall down giv­ing a sigh of re­lief to the peo­ple cur­rently suf­fer­ing through se­vere heat wave.

How­ever, he said dur­ing the cur­rent week the tem­per­a­tures would re­main al­most 4 to 5 de­gree above from nor­mal range and peo­ple should adopt pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures to keep them­selves save from heat af­fects.—APP

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