Met Office issues advisory to avoid heatwave

By: News Desk
Published: 10:53 AM, 19 May, 2022
Met Office issues advisory to avoid heatwave
Caption: A caretaker adjusts an air-cooler outside the enclosure of lion on a hot summer day at the Ayub National Park in Rawalpindi.–AFP
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The weather office in his latest advisory said that general public is advised to take precautionary measures to avoid heatwave, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

On Tuesday, hot weather is expected in most plain areas of the country as rain wind-thunderstorm and gusty winds are expected at isolated places in Gilgit Baltistan, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Islamabad and upper Punjab. Dust storm/dust-raising winds with thunderstorm is likely in southern districts of Punjab.

Continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. Shallow westerlies are passing over western/upper parts of the country.

In Karachi, the mercury could go maximum up to 38 degree Celsius while in Lahore the mercury was recorded at 34 degree Celsius. 

Weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country, while very hot in the plain areas. However, rain-wind/thunderstorm occurred at isolated places in Kashmir, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree and Noorpurthal.

The weather office said that prevailing very hot and dry weather may cause water stress on water (reservoirs), crops, vegetable and orchards as high temperature may cause increased energy and water demand and high temperature may cause heat stroke. 

Experts have advised senior citizens and children to be more cautious because they are more vulnerable. 

It is forecasted that the base flow may further increase in the rivers during the next week.

Rainfall (mm): Kotli 08, Muzaffarabad (City, Airport 05), Rawalakot 03, Garhi Dupatta 02, Punjab: Murree 08, Noorpurthal 06, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Kakul 04, Balakot 02.

Today's Recorded Highest Maximum Temperature’s (°C): Dadu 48, Turbat, Sibbi, Khairpur, Jacobabad and Mohenjodaro 47.

Reporters Maeeda Waheed, Aadia Naz