Most of Pakistan to Experience Dry and Hot Weather on May 4

Most of Pakistan to Experience Dry and Hot Weather on May 4

Karachi, May 3, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted predominantly dry and hot weather conditions for most parts of Pakistan this coming Saturday, May 4, 2024.

While central and southern regions of Pakistan will experience elevated temperatures, there will be a possibility of rain, windstorms, or thunderstorms in select northern areas.

According to the PMD’s latest release, the weather pattern for Saturday indicates mainly dry conditions across a vast swath of the nation. However, the forecast is not uniform. Parts of upper Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir might see partly cloudy skies with chances of scattered rain-windstorm or thunderstorms.

Adding to the complexity of the weather on Saturday, gusty winds and windstorms are expected in southern Punjab and upper Sindh, potentially impacting outdoor activities and local agriculture. These conditions are attributed to a shallow westerly wave currently affecting the western and upper regions of the country, which is likely to persist for the next 18 to 24 hours.

Reflecting on the weather from the previous day, Friday, May 3, 2024, the PMD noted that most regions experienced mostly cloudy weather with sporadic rain-windstorm and thunderstorm activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, upper Punjab, and Islamabad. Similar gusty conditions were also reported in south Punjab and upper Sindh.

Over the last 24 hours, the weather was partly cloudy and dry in most parts of Pakistan, with notably hot conditions in the southern regions. Isolated rain or drizzle occurred in parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and northern Balochistan, with recorded rainfall reaching 12 mm in Khuzdar, Baluchistan, and lesser amounts in Quetta (Samungli) and Mir Khani, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Temperature recordings from today highlighted the intensity of the heat in several areas of Pakistan, with Shahdadkot, Dadu, and Jacobabad each reporting high temperatures peaking at 42 degrees Celsius.

As the country braces for another hot day, the PMD advises the public to take precautionary measures against the heat, particularly in central and southern parts of Pakistan where temperatures are expected to soar. The department also suggests staying informed about potential gusty winds or thunderstorms in the northern regions.

This weather forecast comes at a time when Pakistan is already grappling with various climate-related challenges, including water scarcity and agricultural impacts. The PMD continues to monitor these conditions closely, providing updates and warnings to help mitigate the effects of extreme weather patterns across the country.