The pre-monsoon temperatures in Pakistan has reached record levels again. The temperature reached 51.1 degrees Celsius on June 1 in Jacobabad, Sindh, breaking the record for June and is 7 degrees above the average temperature.
Jacobabad lies on the western edge of the Indus Valley. Geographically, the city does not benefit much from the southwest monsoon rains and that is it’s among the hottest cities in the country.
The figures for the current year are the same as that of last year. The records are broken or equaled every year. The average for May was surpassed by 0.5C in Jacobabad, which made reaching the June’s record temperatures easier.
Pakistan’s Met department has issued severe heatwave warnings for most parts of the country. The monsoons are running late due to which the temperatures are expected to remain intense. The monsoon rains are expected to be delayed further, as this is an El Nino year and is not favorable for rains.
Via: Al Jazeera