Pakistan sweated through its hottest day of the year on Saturday with the maximum temperature fluctuating between 46°C and 47°C in different towns and cities.
According to the Meteorological Department, the highest temperature was recorded in Shaheed Benazirabad where the temperature soared to 47°C while a season-high temperature of 46°C was recorded in Sukkur, Chhor, Dadu and Turbat, while 45°C was recorded in Jacobabad, Rohri, Padidan, Nawabshah, Rahim Yar Khan and Larkana.
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The highest temperature recorded in Lahore was 40°C, Peshawar sizzled at 38°C, Islamabad 37°C, Karachi 36°C, Quetta 31°C.
Talking to The Express Tribune, an official at the Met office said that southern parts of Sindh, Balochsitan and Punjab would remain in the grip of extreme heat for the next two or three days.
However, gusty winds, accompanied by thunderstorms, are expected in upper parts of the country, which will help bring down the temperature between two and three degrees Celsius.
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"Since last year, (temperature) levels are touching 47°C in April and it is because of climate change,” the official said.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2016.
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