Beware as ‘very hot’ weather to prevail in most parts of Pakistan

1684692740 Beware as very hot weather to prevail in most parts
A volunteer showers a woman with water during a heatwave in Karachi. — AFP/File
A volunteer showers a woman with water during a heatwave in Karachi. — AFP/File

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned that most parts of Pakistan are likely to experience “very hot” weather on Monday (tomorrow). According to the weatherman, most areas in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be hit by hot and dry weather. In addition, the daytime temperatures in most plain areas will remain 3 to 5°C above normal in the next 1 to 2 days.

However, Dadu, Jacobabad, and surrounding areas in Sindh are expected to experience dust-raising and gusty winds. Islamabad is also expected to encounter dust-raising and gusty winds, along with isolated rain-thunderstorms, while northeastern and central Balochistan, lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, south Punjab, and Potohar region have a likelihood of experiencing dust thunderstorm and gusty winds with chances of rain.

The PMD forecasts rain from May 22-26 in Islamabad, Murree, Rawalpindi, Kashmir, and KP, while cities in Punjab, including Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, and Bakhar, are likely to experience rain from May 23-26. There is also a possibility of rain in Balochistan from May 22-24.

The PMD added that the ongoing heat may decrease in intensity due to the rain. In the past 24 hours, the weather has been very hot and dry, with major cities such as Islamabad recording a maximum temp of 41°C, Lahore 43°C, Karachi 35°C, Peshawar 39°C, Quetta 36°C, Jacobabad 49°C, and Sukkur, Khairpur, and Larkana at 46° each.