Rain to bring relief from blistering heatwave

By: News Desk      Published: 11:03 AM, 28 May, 2020
Rain to bring relief from blistering heatwave

After experiencing a scorching sun during the past few days, temperature decreased a bit on Thursday morning in Pakistan, especially in upper parts of the country, unlike the last few mornings when the temperature moved upwards soon after the sunrise.

It is due to partially cloudy weather being reported from different areas but Sindh continues to experience a hotter day than the rest of the country where the temperature recorded at 10 am stood at 42 degree Celsius in Jacobabad and Dadu, and 41 in Larkana.

But there is some good news for the people battered by the baking sun as the Met Office says weather is likely to remain unstable in Pakistan from Thursday night to Tuesday.

During this period rain with dust-thunderstorm with intervals is expected at scattered places in central and upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir.

Meanwhile, a few places in the southern districts of Punjab, upper Sindh and northeast Balochistan will receive rain with dust-thunderstorm on Friday and Saturday.

Dust-thunderstorm with rain is also expected at a few places in Mirpurkhas, Badin and Hyderabad on Monday.

Earlier on Wednesday, most parts of the country experienced yet another day of baking sun with mercury crossing the 45 degree Celsius mark in several towns and cities.

Shaheed Benazirabad, formerly known as Nawabshah was the hottest place in Pakistan where the mercury shot up to 50.5 degree Celsius while it was 49.5 in Mohenjo-Daro followed Bahawalnagar 48, Bhakkar 47.5 and Khanpur 47 degree Celsius.

Although taking bath in canals is banned in Lahore and other cities due to the coronavirus pandemic, the people defied the orders and thronged the places where they could find water, be it lakes and rivers or ponds and canals.