PMD Asks Citizens to Take Safety Measures Amid Heatwave

Tue May 21 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted a surge in day temperatures from May 21 to 27, cautioning citizens to take preventive measures against the impending heat wave.

According to PMD, daytime temperatures are expected to soar 4 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal levels in Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Balochistan during this period. In Sindh and Punjab, temperatures are projected to rise 4 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal from May 21 to 23, and further escalate to 6 to 8 degrees Celsius above normal from May 23 to 27.

Tuesday’s weather forecast suggests predominantly hot and dry conditions nationwide, with central and southern areas experiencing particularly scorching temperatures. The PMD advises the public to minimize direct sun exposure and use water wisely.

Over the past 24 hours, hot and dry weather dominated most regions, with southern and central areas experiencing very high temperatures.

However, isolated rain-thunderstorms occurred in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan. Rainfall measurements include Parachinar 8mm and Kalam 2mm in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Bagrote 4mm, Gilgit 3mm, Bunji, and Hunza 2mm in Gilgit Baltistan. The highest maximum temperatures recorded were Sibbi 48°C, Bahawalnagar, Bhakkar, Kot Addu, Mohenjodaro, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Jacobabad 47°C, and Sakrand, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Jhang, Khanewal, and Larkana 46°C.


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