Jacobabad recorded the country’s highest temperature at 51°C in the last 24 hours, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Meanwhile, Larkana, Dadu, and Sibbi recorded 50°C during the past 24 hours.
Hot and dry weather will prevail in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, and lower parts of KP this week as mercury is expected to fluctuate between 40° and 45°C in most parts of the country.
However, the first spell of pre-monsoon rainfall is expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sialkot, Gujarat, Gujranwala, Jhelum, Haripur, Abbottabad, Muzaffarabad this weekend. Tharparkar district will receive pre-monsoon rainfall this week as well.
Monsoon season is expected to start in the last week of June across Pakistan, earlier than expected.
PMD has forecast 10% more rainfall than usual across the country during the upcoming monsoon season. Sindh and Azad Jammu & Kashmir regions will receive 20% more rainfall than normal.
PMD has already directed governments of both Sindh and Azad Jammu & Kashmir to undertake precautionary measures to avoid loss of life and property during the monsoon season.