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Most parts of country to remain in grip of heatwave for next 10 days, say weathermen

By News Desk

May 19, 2024 09:18 AM


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The Met Office on Sunday said that extreme heat would persist in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan for the next 10 days as the day temperatures would go up as high as 51 degrees Celsius in some parts of these provinces, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

However, it said that there were chances of a drop in temperatures in the first week of June.

The Met Office informed that Dadu was the hottest place in the country yesterday as the maximum temperature in the city shot up to 48 degrees Celsius, while it was 47 degrees Celsius in Nawabshah, Sukkur, Dera Ghazi Khan, 46 degrees Celsius in Sibbi, 45 degrees Celsius in Hyderabad, Sargodha and Sahiwal, 44 degrees Celsius in Multan and Faisalabad, 42 degrees Celsius in Turbat and Nokundi and 40.2 degrees Celsius in Karachi.

It was hot and suffocating in Karachi in the morning as the Met Office said that the day temperature would rise to 40 degrees Celsius in the afternoon, while to 45 and 46 degrees Celsius in localities of the city like the DHA, Korangi and Clifton.

The humidity level in the air was recorded at 60 per cent, while the wind was blowing from a south-westerly direction at the speed of 60 kilometers per hour.

Jawad Memon, a weatherman, said that there would be a further increase in temperatures in the city in the next few days.

He further said that the high level of humidity in the air was making people feel suffocated.

The temperature was recorded at 33 degrees Celsius in Lahore in the morning, while the Met Office said that it would shoot up to 43 degrees Celsius later in the day.

The level of moisture in the air stood at 38 per cent, the office said.

It forecast extremely hot and dry weather for the city and other parts of Punjab during the next 24 hours, while further increase in temperatures in the coming days.

On the other hand, doctors advised people to take precautionary measures to prevent themselves from falling sick due to exposure to the sun.

 

 

 

Reporters: Aima Khan and Fatima Khan  


News Desk


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