Hot Weather to Grip Most of Pakistan on Monday June 24

Hot Weather to Grip Most of Pakistan on Monday June 24

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather forecast predicting hot and dry conditions across most of the country for Monday, June 24th, 2024.

Hot and Dry with Isolated Rain Events

The PMD’s forecast indicates that the majority of Pakistan will experience hot and dry weather on Monday. However, some regions can expect a reprieve in the form of windstorm and thunderstorm-rain. These areas include Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, particularly the northeastern parts, along with northeast Punjab, the Potohar region encompassing Islamabad, and select areas of Balochistan, Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir.

Weather Systems at Play

The PMD explains the current weather patterns by citing continental air dominating most of the country. Additionally, a shallow westerly wave is present over the northern regions.

Comparison to Sunday’s Weather

The weather forecast for Monday largely mirrors that of Sunday, June 23rd. Both days were predicted to experience hot and dry conditions in most areas, with isolated pockets of windstorm and thunderstorm-rain expected in the same regions.

Weekend Weather Recap

Looking back at the past 24 hours, the PMD reports that hot and dry weather prevailed across much of Pakistan. However, isolated locations experienced rain, wind, and thunderstorms. These areas included Islamabad, the Potohar region, the upper regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeastern Balochistan, Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan. Rainfall amounts varied, with Islamabad receiving the highest recorded precipitation at 33 millimeters.

Maximum Temperatures

The PMD also provides a list of the highest maximum temperatures recorded across Pakistan on Sunday. Jacobabad topped the list at a scorching 46 degrees Celsius (114.8 degrees Fahrenheit), followed by Chhor, Dadu, Hafizabad, and Turbat, all tying at 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). Several other locations also experienced highs in the mid-to-upper 40s Celsius (100s Fahrenheit).

Looking Ahead

Those residing in Pakistan, particularly in the regions forecast to experience hot and dry weather, are advised to take appropriate precautions against the heat. Staying hydrated, avoiding prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, and wearing loose-fitting clothing are all crucial measures to protect oneself during these hot days. Residents in areas expecting rain and thunderstorms should remain weather-aware and follow any additional advisories issued by the PMD.