Hot and Dry Weather Continues to Hit Pakistan on June 25

Hot and Dry Weather Continues to Hit Pakistan on June 25

Islamabad, June 24, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted that hot and dry weather will persist across most parts of the country on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. According to the latest weather update, mainly hot and dry conditions are expected to prevail, with temperatures soaring in several regions.

The PMD’s forecast indicates that while the majority of the country will experience hot and dry weather, there is a likelihood of windstorms and thunderstorm-rain at isolated places in Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Potohar region, and northeast Balochistan. This mixed weather pattern is attributed to the prevailing continental air over most parts of the country and the influence of a shallow westerly wave affecting the upper regions.

On Monday, June 24, 2024, the weather was predominantly hot and dry across most areas. However, isolated places in Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir, Islamabad, the Potohar region, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and northeast Balochistan experienced windstorms and thunderstorm-rain.

Over the past 24 hours, the weather was marked by hot and dry conditions in most parts of the country, with some areas witnessing rain and thunderstorms. Specifically, rain was recorded in Gilgit-Baltistan, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Barkhan. Notable rainfall measurements included Bagrote in Gilgit Baltistan with 10 mm, Bunji with 4 mm, Gupis with 2 mm, Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 5 mm, Upper Dir with 1 mm, and Barkhan in Balochistan with 3 mm.

Today’s recorded highest maximum temperatures further highlight the intense heat wave affecting the country. Turbat recorded a scorching 49°C, followed by Sibbi, Dadu, Chhor, and Shaheed Benazirabad at 47°C. Sakrand, Bhakkar, and Padidan also experienced extreme heat, with temperatures reaching 46°C.

Residents are advised to take necessary precautions to cope with the high temperatures, including staying hydrated, avoiding direct sunlight during peak hours, and checking on vulnerable individuals such as the old age people and children during hot and dry weather. The PMD also suggests that those in regions expected to experience windstorms and thunderstorms stay informed about weather updates and take measures to secure loose objects that could be affected by strong winds.

As the country braces for another day of hot and dry weather, the PMD will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide updates. The mixed weather pattern, with potential thunderstorms in some regions, underscores the need for vigilance and preparedness in facing these fluctuating conditions.