Temperature to soar in Punjab as PMD issues heatwave alert

Mercury to soar up to 46 degrees Celsius in coming days in province

News Desk June 10, 2024


The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) issued a heatwave alert for Punjab on Monday as the province endures extreme heat in recent days.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), hot and dry conditions will persist across Punjab until Eid ul Adha. The department confirmed that extreme heat prevails throughout the province, including Lahore.

Temperatures are expected to gradually rise, with the provincial capital experiencing a minimum of 28 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 43 degrees Celsius today. The met department also forecasted a potential increase in temperature to 46 degrees Celsius in the coming days.

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Similarly, Sindh has witnessed prolonged heatwaves and its hottest May on record, with temperatures soaring as high as 50 degrees Celsius for consecutive days across many cities.

On May 26, the Mohenjo Daro weather station recorded a blistering 52.5°C, marking the highest temperature of the summer season so far. Jacobabad followed closely behind, reaching 52 degrees Celsius.

The heatwave extended to lower Sindh, affecting cities like Hyderabad, Thatta, and Badin, where temperatures soared to 48°C in Hyderabad.


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