Heatwave Engulfs Pakistan as Hot and Dry Temperature Prevails in Cities


Hot and dry weather continues throughout the cities of Pakistan as people pray for rain to end the heatwave spell.

Ramadan is ongoing and people are facing serious heat along with dryness throughout the country. No sign of rain is in sight, making uncertainty loom over heads of people over when will they get relief from this heatwave.

The hottest temperature was recorded in Mohenjo Daro at 50 Celsius. While cities of Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana, Dadu, Jacobabad, Sibbi, Bhawalnagar were at 49 Celsius.

Another heatwave engulfed Karachi after last week’s fierce heatwave had raised the temperature above 40 Celsius for the week. With the highest temperature recorded at a 44 Celsius last Monday. The Met department had forecast another heatwave will hit Karachi as sea breeze is expected to halt. Temperatures will stay from 42 to 44 Celsius for two to three days after which it is expected to lower.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department ( PMD ) said that mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. Specially in cities such as Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana along with DI Khan, Sibbi, and Makran divisions.

Director General Met had said earlier that during the month of May and June hot weather will prevail. While rain is expected in the later half of June which will likely reduce the heat and drought like conditions.

As the heat rises, Glaciers will melt in the northern mountain caps, the dams that are going dry will fill up. DG Met Department said that Tarbela and Mangla which have a dead water level will receive water with melting ice from glaciers in April and May.


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