PMD Predicts Scorching Heat for Southern and Central Pakistan

PMD Predicts Scorching Heat for Southern and Central Pakistan – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted extremely hot weather conditions for the southern and central regions of the country on Monday, June 10, 2024.

In its daily weather bulletin, the PMD indicated that most parts of Pakistan will experience predominantly hot and dry weather, with particularly intense heat expected in the southern and central areas.

According to the PMD, a continental air mass is prevailing over much of the country, contributing to the widespread hot and dry conditions. Additionally, a shallow westerly wave is present over the northern regions, which will influence the weather patterns in those areas.

For Sunday, June 9, 2024, the PMD also predicted mainly hot and dry weather across most of the country, with very hot conditions specifically in the southern regions. However, the forecast included a likelihood of rain, wind, or thunderstorms at isolated locations in Gilgit-Baltistan and upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Over the past 24 hours, the weather has been varied. Rain, windstorms, and thunderstorms were recorded at isolated places in upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, and northern Balochistan. In contrast, other parts of the country experienced hot and dry weather.

Rainfall measurements (in mm) from the past 24 hours included:

• Kashmir: Muzaffarabad (City 07, Airport 06), Garhi Dupatta 05

• Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa: Dir 07, Malam Jabba 04, Balakot 02

• Gilgit-Baltistan: Bagrote 06, Gupis 02, Astore, Gilgit 01

• Balochistan: Zhob 02

The highest recorded maximum temperatures (in °C) for yesterday were:

• Jacobabad: 43

• Dadu, Mithi, Turbat: 42

• Sibbi, Mohenjo Daro, Chhor, Kot Addu, Tando Jam, and Rohri: 41

The forecast of very hot weather poses several challenges for residents in these regions. Authorities are advising the public to take necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses, including staying hydrated, avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing.

Farmers and those working outdoors are particularly urged to take care, as the extreme heat can have severe impacts on health and productivity. Moreover, urban areas might face increased electricity demand as people rely more on air conditioning and cooling systems, which could strain the power supply.

In conclusion, the PMD’s forecast for June 10, 2024, indicates a continuation of the prevailing hot and dry conditions, with extreme heat expected to grip the southern and central parts of Pakistan. The public is advised to remain vigilant and take appropriate measures to mitigate the effects of the scorching temperatures.