According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), this year’s summer is proving to be the hottest ever in the history of Pakistan.
Various parts of Pakistan have seen fluctuating temperatures between 46 °C to 52 °C in the past few days.
According to PMD Director General Dr. Ghulam Rasul, Pakistan is experiencing an unusual weather event because of which the heat records are being set.
In the beginning of June, Islamabad’s temperature reached 46 °C. Dr. Ghulam said:
It is for the first time in the history of Pakistan that the temperature in Islamabad has crossed 45 °C for two consecutive days, starting from the beginning of June.
The highest temperature in Islamabad was recorded in June 2005 which was 46.6 °C. Sunday’s temperature was close to breaking the 12-year record.
Similarly, Dera Ismail Khan also registered record temperature. On Sunday, the temperature reached 51 °C in D.I. Khan and broke a 31-year record. The previous record temperature was 50 °C in the year 1986.
High temperatures were also recorded in various parts of the country on Sunday such as:
- Noorpur Thal – 52 °C
- Bhakkar – 52 °C
- Sibbi – 51 °C
- Sargodha – 50 °C
- Risalpur – 50 °C
- Mianwali – 49 °C
- D G Khan – 49 °C
- Dadu – 47 °C
Some Areas to Get Rainfall
Dr. Ghulam also said:
Due to excessive heat, there will be less rain but more heavy thunder, lightning and hailstorm, accompanied with gusty winds.
Cities which are expected to receive rainfall includes:
- Sargodha divisions,