Hot, dry weather to grip Pakistan

1684157692 Hot dry weather to grip Pakistan
Image of Pakistani residents cooling off during a hot summer day in Karachi.
Pakistani residents cool off during a hot summer day in Karachi. (Source: AFP/File)

Pakistan is expected to experience hot and dry weather in the plain areas during the next 12 hours, which means that people must take precautions to avoid the heat. Light rain with wind and thunderstorms is expected to occur in isolated places mainly in eastern Sindh, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, and surrounding areas.

The temperature in major cities of Pakistan varies significantly, with Islamabad recording 18°C in the morning, Lahore 26°C, Karachi 29°C, Peshawar 21°C, Quetta 15°C, Gilgit 13°C, Murree 11°C, and Muzaffarabad 16°C.

Meanwhile, most parts of Sindh are still experiencing heat-wave-like conditions with temperatures predicted to reach 47°C in the interior parts of the province, according to the weather authorities. Karachi’s temperature is expected to remain between 35-37°C on Monday and Tuesday and 39-41°C on Wednesday. 

The News reported that areas including Dadu, Jacobabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Khairpur and suburbs are likely to experience temperatures ranging from 45°C to 47°C. “May is one of the hottest months in the country and we are expecting very warm conditions in southern parts of the country during the current heat spell,” said Sindh’s Regional Chief Meteorologist, Sardar Sarfaraz. He also stated that isolated dust-thunderstorm and light rain are possible in Dadu, Kambar Shahdadkot, Larkana, and Sukkur districts on May 15 and 16.