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PMD issues advisory amid heatwave alert

Day temperatures likely to remain 4°C to 6°C above normal in Sindh and Punjab from May 21-23

By APP
May 20, 2024
A boy waits while others bathe to cool off during a hot day at the Native Jetty Bridge area in Karachi, Pakistan May 20, 2024. — Reuters
A boy waits while others bathe to cool off during a hot day at the Native Jetty Bridge area in Karachi, Pakistan May 20, 2024. — Reuters

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Monday forecast increased day temperatures from May 21 -27, advising the citizens to adopt precautionary measures to protect them from severe heat wave conditions.

The PMD revealed that the day temperatures were likely to remain 4°C to 6°C above normal in Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan from May 21-27.

The day temperatures are likely to remain 4°C to 6°C above normal in Sindh and Punjab from May 21-23 and from 6-8 degrees Celsius from May 23-27.

According to the synoptic situation, continental air was prevailing over most parts of the country.

On Tuesday, mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while very hot weather is likely in central and southern parts.

The PMD advised the general public to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight and use water judiciously.

The extreme dry/heatwave conditions may trigger bush fires and forest fires in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and northeast Balochistan.

During the last 24 hours, hot and dry weather prevailed in most parts of the country, while very hot in southern and central parts.

However, rain-thunderstorm occurred at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan.