Blistering heatwave to continue across country
Rain spell to hit upcountry from Monday
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