Heatwave grips country’s plain areas

By: News Desk
Published: 10:29 AM, 30 Apr, 2022
Heatwave grips country’s plain areas
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Whole country, particularly plain areas, are under the grip of heat wave conditions and health experts have advised people to take precautionary measures and avoid unnecessary travel, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Lahore was recorded at 207 points and there are no forecasts of rains in Punjab plains including the metropolis Lahore.

Continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country.

The weather office predicted hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while very hot in plain areas. However light- rain/thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Kashmir.

It is forecasted that strong wind with dust may start blowing in DG Khan, Multan, Mianwali, Zhob, Barkhan, and Bhakkar after afternoon today.

The weather will remain hot and dry in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and in Gilgit Baltistan.

The weather office predicted rain in a few areas in Azad Jammu Kashmir.

Past 24 Hour Weather: Weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country, while very hot in plain areas. However, 02 mm of rain was recorded in Rawalakot, Murree and 01 mm in Kalam.

Today's Recorded Highest Maximum Temperature (°C): Jacobabad, Sibbi 47, Larkana, Khairpur, Dadu, Bahawalpur and Khanewal 46.

A day earlier, Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman said, “As Pakistan registers scorching temperatures due to climate stress it is important to ask: What is a heatwave? And how can you guard against it? Public service message from the Ministry of Climate Change.”

Reporter Rozina Ali