The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) recently issued a forecast on Sunday, predicting scorching hot weather for the country in the next 24 hours. Sweltering and arid conditions expected to prevail in the majority of regions, including Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the PMD, the plain areas can anticipate daytime temperatures soaring 3 to 5 degrees Celsius above the average for the next one to two days. An approaching westerly wave is causing this significant rise in temperatures as it heads towards the western and upper regions of Pakistan on May 22. The wave expected to persist throughout the week with intermittent breaks.
As the wave approaches, Dadu, Jacobabad, and neighboring districts in Sindh should brace themselves for strong winds and the accumulation of dust. Islamabad, on the other hand, may experience scattered rain-thunderstorms, gusty winds, and rising dust. Similarly, northeast and central Balochistan, lower KP, south Punjab, and the Potohar region are likely to witness dust thunderstorms, gusty winds, and possible rain.
Looking ahead, the forecast predicts rain in Islamabad, Murree, Rawalpindi, Kashmir, and KP from May 22 to May 26. Moreover, various cities in Punjab, including Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, and Bakhar, may experience rainfall from May 23 to May 26. Balochistan, too, has the potential for rain from May 22 to 24.
The PMD suggests that this expected rainfall could bring some relief from the scorching heat currently gripping the nation.