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Monday July 22, 2024

Heatwave revisits as mercury soars to 43.3°C

By Our Correspondent
June 25, 2024
Police personnel cover their face due to hot weather in Lahore on May 20, 2024. — Online
Police personnel cover their face due to hot weather in Lahore on May 20, 2024. — Online

LAHORE:Heatwave has returned to the provincial metropolis where mercury reached 43.3°C here on Monday while Met office predicted similar weather conditions for the next 24 hours.

Met officials said continental air was prevailing over most parts while a shallow westerly wave was likely to affect upper areas of the country. They predicted that mainly hot and dry weather was expected in most parts of the country. However, windstorm/thunderstorm-rain was likely at isolated places in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Potohar region and northeast Balochistan.

Rainfall was recorded at some cities, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Bagrote, Bunji, Gupis, Malam Jabba, Balakot, Dir, Barkhan and Rawalakot. Monday’s maximum temperature was recorded at Chhor and Jacobabad where mercury reached 46°C, while in Lahore, it was 43.3°C and minimum was 29.2°C.