Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has made some ominous predictions regarding weather across the country. The department has announced that citizens will see the summer heat at its fullest in the coming days.
Extreme heat is predicted in most parts of the country. D.G Khan, Sahiwal, Makran, Naseerabad, Sukkar, Sibbi, Larkana, Nawabshah, Multan, Hyderabad, Bahawalpur, D.I Khan and Faisalabad regions are predicted to witness rapid rise in temperature in the next 24 hours.
Similar weather is forecasted for other parts of the country as well.
Next 48 Hours
For the next 48 hours, weather department foresees hot and dry weather as there is no chance of rain anytime soon.
However, FATA, Malakand Division and Gilgit-Baltistan regions are expected to observe rain and thunderstorms starting Wednesday. On the other hand, the rest of the country, specifically D.G Khan, Sahiwal, Makran, Naseerabad, Sukkar, Sibbi, Larkana, Nawabshah, Multan, Hyderabad, Bahawalpur, D.I Khan, Faisalabad and Sargodha divisions will have to tolerate hot and dry summer weather.
During the past few days, a ‘hot and dry’ spell has been prevalent in most parts of Pakistan. Weather has been drier in South Punjab, Sindh and South Balochistan where no rainfall has been seen for quite some time now.
Light rain, thunderstorm and winds will move towards northern Punjab and KP starting Friday. Rawalpindi, Hazara, Quetta, Kalat, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan are expected to see light showers and winds. The same weather pattern will extend to Peshwar, Lahore, Mardan, Islamabad, and Gunjranwala. Southern Balochistan, most of KP and Punjab will witness light showers on Sunday as well.
Temperatures measurements are already breaking records as figures are closing in on 50 °C. Highest recorded temperatures from today were:
- Bhakkar – 47 °C
- Rahim Yar Khan – 47°C
- Sibbi – 47°C
- Khanpur – 47°C
- Nurpur Thal – 47°C
Yesterday, record temperature was observed in Sukker where the previous highest ever measurement was reported at 46.5°C back in April 2000.
Pollen count has been reported at 1,448/m3.