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Hot weather to hit most parts of the country today


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

19th May, 2020. 11:09 am
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Hot weather to hit most parts of the country today

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while rain-wind-thunderstorm is expected in north Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday (today).

Weather remains hot today in Karachi. The maximum temperature recorded today was 38 degrees Celsius whereas humidity is 75 percent. Temperature can remain from 38 degrees Celsius to 41 degrees Celsius till the next two days.

According to the met department, dry continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave is present over Kashmir and its adjoining areas.

On the other hand, mainly hot and dry weather is expected in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while dry in Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan on Wednesday (tomorrow).

Weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country in the last 24 hours. However, rain (mm) recorded in Kakul 11, Dir 05, Gupis 03, Mirkhani, Malamjabba 02, Chitral, Lower Dir and Saidu Sharif 01.

Yesterday’s recorded highest Maximum Temperature’s (°C): Sibbi, Turbat 45°C, Shaheed Banazirabad 44°C and Dadu 43°C.

Karachi is likely to receive another heatwave  till 22nd May, according to the met department of Pakistan.

Met department predicts that Karachi can receive a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius because of heatwave if the sea breezes stop during the day.

PMD Director Sardar Sarfaraz said that hot winds blowing from the desert areas in the northwest can cause an increase in temperature. However, the weather may remain cooler in the evening and at night.

This is likely to be the second heatwave Karachi will receive this month. Before this, heatwave prevailed from 5th May to 8th May in Karachi. The heatwave comes with several challenges; in holy month of Ramadan and in the time of coronavirus pandemic.

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