Monday, 02 July 2012 17:49:15
Heat wave likely to persist across country: DG Met
ISLAMABAD, July 2, (APP): Director General Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Arif Mahmood on Monday said the currently prevailing heat wave will become more intense during the next few days and most parts of the country will remain under the grip of severe heat wave conditions.
Talking to APP, the DG said the hot weather conditions will persist for next four to five days across the country and temperature will further rise.
He said that extreme hot weather will prevail in the areas including Dadu, Nawab Shah, Jaccobabad, Turbat, Sibbi, Multan, Bahalpur, Bahawal Nagar while the temperature in the twin cities will rise upto 45 celsius.
According to the weather report, seasonal low lies over northwest Balochistan and adjoining areas with its trough extending southeast wards.
Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of Punjab and Islamabad during next 24 hours. Heat wave conditions are likely to prevail in most plain areas of the Punjab.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, mainly hot and dry weather is expected during next 24 hours. Heat wave conditions are likely to prevail in most plain areas of the province.
In Sindh, mainly very hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the province during next 24 hours.
However weather will remain partly cloudy in Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during next 24 hours.
The highest maximum temperature was recorded 47 (C) yesterday in Sibbi, Risalpur and Turbat while the maximum temperature recorded in other cities during the last 24 hours was Islamabad 43 C, Lahore 46, Quetta 38, Karachi 33, Peshawar 44 and Muzzafarabad 44 C.