PMD Alerts: Heatwave Grips Southern Pakistan on June 12

PMD Alerts: Heatwave Grips Southern Pakistan on June 12

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted that the intense heat wave will persist in the plains of southern and central regions of the country on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

In its daily forecast, the PMD indicated that predominantly hot and dry weather is expected across most parts of the country, with very hot conditions prevailing in the central and southern plains.

Weather Forecast for Wednesday:

The PMD forecast for Wednesday, June 12, 2024, highlights that while most areas will experience hot and dry weather, there is a chance of partly cloudy conditions with light rain and thunderstorms at isolated locations in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the evening and night.

Synoptic Situation:

According to the PMD, continental air is dominating most parts of the country. Additionally, a shallow westerly wave is present over the northern regions, contributing to the expected weather patterns.

Weather Overview for Tuesday:

On Tuesday, hot and dry weather conditions were observed across most parts of the country, with central and southern plains experiencing particularly intense heat. However, the PMD said there was a slight reprieve in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where isolated places experienced light rain and thunderstorms during the night.

Recent Weather Conditions:

The PMD reported that during the past 24 hours, the weather remained hot and dry across most regions, with very hot conditions in the southern parts of the country. Rainfall was recorded in Kakul (14 mm) and Rawalakot (2 mm).

Recorded Highest Maximum Temperatures on Tuesday:

• Bhakkar: 47°C

• Jacobabad: 46°C

• Sibbi: 46°C

• Mohenjo-Daro: 45°C

• Bahawalnagar: 45°C

• Gujranwala: 45°C

• Khairpur: 45°C

• Noorpur Thal: 45°C

• Rohri: 45°C

• Sukkur: 45°C

The PMD advises residents in the affected areas to take necessary precautions against the extreme heat. Hydration, avoiding direct sunlight, and reducing strenuous outdoor activities are recommended to mitigate the health risks associated with such high temperatures. The ongoing heatwave underscores the importance of staying informed and prepared during these challenging weather conditions.