Hot, extremely humid weather forecast for country during next 48 hours
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Extreme heat and humidity persist in most parts of the country, especially in the plains, and the Met Department sees no respite from harsh weather conditions during the next 24 hours as well, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
As has been the case for the last several days, it was hot and extremely sultry in Lahore and other parts of Punjab early in the morning as the temperature shot up to 36 degrees Celsius in the provincial capital as early as at 9: AM while it was expected to shoot up to 43 degrees Celsius later in the afternoon.
The humidity level in the air was recorded at 60 per cent while breeze was blowing at the speed of 6 kilometers per hour.
Health experts, on the other hand, advised people to stay indoors and avoid exposure to heat.
On the other hand, the Met Office forecast that the first spell of monsoon rains would begin in the city and its suburbs on July 1, 2022, which would last till July 5, while the second spell would commence on July 6 and last until July 16.
The department said that heavy rains would turn the weather pleasant in most parts of Punjab by Eidul Azha.
At the same time, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) alerted the administrations of all major cities of Punjab about urban flooding during the first and second spell of rains.
Southern parts of Punjab, including Multan, are in a grip of severe heat these days as weathermen said that the temperature would shoot up to 44 degrees Celsius in the city later in the day today.
Humidity level in the air was recorded at 54 per cent early in the morning while light rains are expected in the city and other parts of southern Punjab in the first week of July.
Similarly, it also forecast rain and strong winds for some parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gujranwala, Sialkot and Narowal during the next 24 hours; hot and humid for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh.
However, it said there were chances of rain in some coastal areas of Sindh.
Reporters: Komal Aslam, Yasir Majeed and Rozeena Ali