ISLAMABAD: The Met Office forecast severe heat wave conditions in most parts of the country during the next four to five days, saying the highest day temperatures may reach 50 C in some parts of southern Punjab, Upper Sindh and Eastern Balochistan.
A Met Office spokesman informed on Friday that a severe heat wave is likely to develop over southern parts, Sindh and Balochistan, on Saturday that would grip most parts of the country on Sunday.
The Met Office expects daytime temperatures to increase by 5 to 7 degrees Celsius in most of the plain areas of the country.
In Islamabad, the mercury may rise to 41 C during the next few days, the spokesman added.
The temperatures in the Northern Areas are also expected to increase during the weekend, which would trigger snow melting during the next five to six days.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2011.