Heat wave to persist, rain likely by weekend

ISLAMABAD – Heat wave would continue gripping most parts of Pakistan during the next few days increasing temperatures and humid weather conditions, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.


However, there are chances of rain and thunderstorm at isolated places of Gilgit Baltistan during the next 24 hours. According to the department, seasonal low was lying over northern Balochistan and its adjoining areas. Weak monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are penetrating into central parts of Pakistan.


Significant moist currents would remain cutoff during the next few days. A shallow westerly trough is also present over extreme northern parts and is likely to move eastwards during the next 12 hours. Rain/thundershower is expected at one or two places in Kashmir and adjoining hilly areas on Friday and in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions of Punjab, Hazara division of Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir on Saturday.


On Sunday, rain/thundershower is expected at isolated places of northeastern Punjab, Hazara division and Kashmir. The highest maximum temperatures recorded during the last 24 hours were Dadu 46C, Sibbi 45C, Benazirabad, Noorpur Thal, Bhakkar, Khanpur 44C, Rohri, Moenjodharo, Nokkundi, Rahim Yar Khan, Mianwali and Bahawalnagar 43C.


The temperatures recorded in other cities were Islamabad 41C, Lahore 41C, Karachi 35C, Peshawar 41C, Quetta 36C, Skardu 32C, Murree 27C, Muzaffarabad 40C, Gilgit 35C, Faisalabad 41C, Multan 39C and Hyderabad 38C.

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