Hottest day so far: Heat wave claims five lives as Pakistan swelters

Mercury rages to 49 degrees Celsius in Sibbi and Larkana, 44.8 in Karachi with load-shedding multiplying misery


APP/web Desk/muhammad Zafar June 20, 2015
Men bathe from a public tap in Hyderabad on Saturday to beat the heat. PHOTO: INP

QUETTA/ KARACHI: At least five people died owing to sweltering temperatures on what was perhaps the hottest day of the year so far for Pakistan with the mercury rising to as high as 49 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

In Sibbi, where the temperature rose to 49 degrees Celsius, Bhawal Khan died while five others fell unconscious owing to the heat.

The heat wave also claimed the lives of four children in Tharparkar, a local health official confirmed. District Larkana too saw the temperature soar to 49 degrees Celsius.

According to the meteorological office of the province, the heat wave saw the mercury rise to 44 degrees Celsius in Dalbandin and Nokundi, 46 in Lasbella, 45 in Turbat, 40 in Panjgur, 40 in Pasni and 39 degrees Celsius in Quetta.

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Weather in other provinces followed suit with 48 degrees Celsius in Sukkur, 44.8 in Karachi, 47 in Bhakkar, Kot Addu and Lasbella, 46 in Rahimyar Khan and Bahawalpur, 40 in Peshawar, 44 in Multan, 43 in Hyderabad and 41 degrees Celsius in Faisalabad, reported Pakistan Meteorological Department.

On the other hand, rains offered much needed respite in Swabi and Haripur where heavy showers amid strong winds provided welcome relief, while Dera Ismael Khan witnessed some drizzle and moderate winds.

Moreover, reports suggested Upper Punjab, Lower Sindh, Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu would receive pre-monsoon rains amid lightning and winds during the next week or so.

Temperatures and humidity in last 24 hours





















































































































































































































































































Cities



Min-Temp


(Today)



Max-Temp


(Today)



R-H


(Evening)



Precipitation mm (last 24 hrs)



Abbottabad



20



33



34



NIL



Badin



30



41



42



NIL



Bahawalpur



33



45



37



NIL



Bannu



26



45



63



01



Chitral



22



33



26



NIL



Dera Ghazi Khan



30



45



35



NIL



Dera Ismail Khan



28



45



43



NIL



Faisalabad



31



41



38



NIL



Gawadar



27



39



61



NIL



Gilgit



15



32



30



Trace



Gujranwala



27



38



53



NIL



Hunza



16



28



28



Trace



Hyderabad



29



43



32



NIL



Islamabad



27



39



45



NIL



Jacobabad



31



48



22



NIL



Jhelum



31



40



39



NIL



Kalat



08



31



22



NIL



Karachi



32



45



45



NIL



Khuzdar



27



40



09



NIL



Kohat



30



42



63



Trace



Lahore



29



39



47



NIL



Larkana



30



48



24



NIL



M.B.Din



29



40



50



NIL



Multan



32



44



23



NIL



Murree



18



27



57



NIL



Muzaffarabad



23



36



35



NIL



Parachinar



25



36



69



NIL



Peshawar



29



40



45



NIL



Quetta



25



39



24



NIL



Rawalpindi



29



40



45



NIL



Sahiwal



31



42



41



NIL



Sargodha



29



42



38



NIL



Shaheed Benazirabad



28



45



32



NIL



Sialkot



27



37



42



NIL



Sibbi



26



49



29



NIL



Sukkur



31



48



28



NIL



Turbat



30



45



28



NIL



Zhob



21



40



24



NIL


COMMENTS (2)

Ali S | 6 years ago | Reply Our mullahs need to come up with a better strategy for coping with fasting in such weather.
realistically | 6 years ago | Reply Whats will all that whining? During fateless Zardari raaj, Lahore was facing 18 hours of load shedding. Even Shehbala Sharif sat a tent protest. We however did not give it a provincial color. Need I remind fellows that Lahore's share of electricity was stolen and offered to KESC on silver platter?
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