Punjab Announces Summer Vacations from June 1 to August 14

Sat May 18 2024
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LAHORE: As the mercury rises in Punjab, the provincial government on Friday announced summer vacation in all public and private schools across the province from June 1 to August 14.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted heatwave-like conditions in the country from May 21 to 27, with day temperatures expected to rise 4 to 8 degrees Celsius above normal in Punjab, Sindh and other parts of the country.

According to the PMD, a high-pressure system in the upper atmosphere will lead to heatwave-like conditions in most parts of the country, especially Punjab and Sindh, from May 21.

The situation is expected to intensify from May 23 to 27, with temperatures likely to remain 6 to 8 degrees Celsius above normal in these regions.

The announcement of summer vacation was taken by the Punjab government due to the difficulties faced by the students due to extreme heat.

School hours have also been adjusted in response to the heat warning, with schools now opening from 7am to 11.30am.

Meanwhile, the All-Pakistan Private Schools Association has rejected the announcement.

According to officials, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority has warned Deputy Commissioners and concerned authorities, including the Ministers of Environment and Primary and Secondary Health Care and the Director General of Rescue 1122, of the intensifying heat.

Officials were informed that measures should be taken to address the situation.

People were advised to minimize outdoor activities to protect themselves from the adverse effects of hot weather.

The weather department has predicted that the temperature in Bahawalpur will rise in the morning and touch around 45 degrees Celsius.

The official urged the elderly and children to stay indoors until the temperature drops. Those venturing outside must protect themselves from the sun.

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