City sizzles at 44.2°C; heatwave to prevail

By Our Correspondent
June 17, 2024
A girl walks under the cover of an umbrella to protect herself from direct sunlight during hot weather. — APP/File

LAHORE:Heatwave continued to prevail in the City here on Sunday while Met office predicted similar weather conditions during Eid holidays.

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Met officials said continental air was prevailing over most parts of the country while a shallow westerly wave was likely to approach northern parts from Monday (today).

They predicted that on Monday mainly hot and dry weather was expected in most parts of the country while very hot in central/southern parts. However, windstorm/thunderstorm-rain was likely at isolated places in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, upper/central Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad and Potohar region during evening/night.

Rainfall was recorded at DG Khan and Bagrote only. Sunday’s maximum temperature was recorded at Sibbi where mercury reached 48°C, while in Lahore, it was 44.2°C and minimum was 29.5°C.

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