Weather to remain hot and dry in most parts of country

By: News Desk
Published: 10:26 AM, 20 Mar, 2022
Weather to remain hot and dry in most parts of country
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In most parts of central and south Pakistan, the weather will remain hot and dry today (Sunday), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to Metrological office report, weather in Islamabad is expected to remain partially cloudy. Weather is expected to remain hot during daytime in the federal capital. 

However, in most parts of Punjab, weather will remain hot and dry

There are chances of thunderstorm and rain in Gilgit-Baltistan with high-speed wind.

According to the Met office report, the central and south areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will remain in the grip of hot and dry weather.

Whereas there are chances of thunderstorm and rain with high-speed wind in Dir, Chitral, Swat, Buner, Kohistan, Mansehra and Abbottabad.

Weather is expected to remain hot and dry in most areas of Sindh where temperature will remain 3C or 4C higher than usual during daytime. 

Balochistan will remain in the grip of hot and dry weather with temperature rising up by 3C to 5C more than usual during daytime. 

However, in Kashmir, weather will remain partially cloudy, the report added. 

Antarctica hits record temperatures, say experts

AFP adds: Eastern Antarctica has recorded exceptionally high temperatures this week, more than 30 degrees Celsius above normal, say experts.

The Concordia research base at Dome C of the Antarctic, which is at an altitude of 3,000 metres (9,800 feet), on Friday registered a record -11.5 degrees Celsius (11.3 Fahrenheit), Etienne Kapikian, a meteorologist from France-Meteo tweeted.

Normally, temperatures fall with the end of the southern summer, but the Dumont d'Urville station on Antarctica registered record temperatures for March with 4.9C (40.82F), at a time of year when normally temperatures are already sub-zero.

Gaetan Heymes of France Meteo described the unseasonably mild weather as a "historic event".

And geoscientist Jonathan Wille wrote on Twitter: "And there it is, Concordia broke its all time record temperature by 1.5°C.

"This is when temperatures should be rapidly falling since the summer solstice in December.

"This is a Pacific Northwest 2021 heat wave kind of event," he added. "Never supposed to happen."

The unprecedented temperatures come after the National Snow and Ice Data Center in the United States said Antarctica's sea ice fell below two million square kilometres (772,204 sq miles) in late February for the first time since 1979.

Reporter Rozina Ali