Heatwave hits many cities in Pakistan

Current heat spell will end on Friday, rain and wind expected in scattered locations

Anadolu Agency July 02, 2021
People shift a patient who was affected by heatwave to a hospital in Karachi. PHOTO: AA/FILE


An intense heatwave has swept Pakistan, with temperatures reaching above 40 degrees Celsius in many cities on Thursday.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the maximum temperature of 48˚C was recorded in Sindh's Jacobabad.

It said that Kashmore, Qambar Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Larkana, Sanghar, and Shaheed Benazirabad districts recorded average temperatures ranging from 44˚C to 46˚C.

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Temperatures in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's (K-P) Dera Ismail Khan district reached 47˚C, followed by Peshawar and Bannu districts, where mercury remained 46˚C.

People in Punjab and Balochistan provinces are also facing scorching heat.

The Met department said the current heat spell will end on Friday, with rain and wind expected in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, K-P, Islamabad, and parts of Punjab and Balochistan.


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