Jacobabad and Sibbi Remain Hottest in Pakistan: PMD

Jacobabad and Sibbi Remain Hottest in Pakistan: PMD

Karachi, June 26, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported that Jacobabad and Sibbi recorded the highest temperatures in Pakistan on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. These cities experienced sweltering heat with temperatures soaring to 48°C.

Other cities also faced extreme heat, with Bhakkar and Noor Pur Thal reaching 47°C, while Dadu and Kot Addu recorded temperatures of 46°C. Joharabad and Khairpur weren’t far behind, experiencing highs of 45°C.

Synoptic Situation and Forecast

The PMD outlined the synoptic situation, indicating that moist currents from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal are penetrating the southern and eastern parts of Pakistan. These currents are expected to reach the upper regions by Thursday evening or night, potentially bringing some relief from the intense heat, the PMD added.

The weather forecast for Thursday, June 27, 2024, suggests that most parts of the country will continue to experience hot and humid conditions. However, the PMD said there is a likelihood of rain and thundershowers, accompanied by windstorms and gusty winds, at isolated locations. The regions expected to receive these weather changes include Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, northeast Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Potohar Region, and Islamabad. Additionally, isolated places in southeast and Lower Sindh, south Punjab, Lower Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and east and south Balochistan might also experience rain and thunderstorms during the evening or night.

Weather Overview

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, the weather was predominantly hot and humid across most of the country. Nevertheless, some regions, particularly in southeast and Lower Sindh, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, northeast Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Potohar Region, and northeast and south Balochistan, saw isolated rain thundershowers accompanied by windstorms and gusty winds.

Over the past 24 hours, the PMD said the country experienced mainly hot and dry weather, with the southern parts being particularly scorching. Despite the widespread heat, there were instances of rain and thunderstorms in specific areas. Dir (Upper) received 12 mm of rain, while Rawalakot saw 5 mm, providing brief relief from the prevailing heat.

The PMD advises citizens to stay hydrated and take necessary precautions against the extreme heat, particularly in the hottest regions like Jacobabad and Sibbi. The anticipated moisture and potential rainfall in the coming days might offer some respite, but the overall weather pattern remains challenging.