PMD Predicts Very Hot Weather for Plain Areas on June 3

PMD Predicts Very Hot Weather for Plain Areas on June 3 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a warning for extremely hot weather in the plain areas of the country on Monday, June 3, 2024.

According to the latest weather forecast, most regions will experience mainly hot conditions, with particularly intense heat in the plains.

The PMD’s forecast highlights the widespread impact of continental air prevailing over the majority of the country, resulting in rising temperatures. Specifically, the plains are expected to face very hot weather, which could pose health risks and discomfort to the inhabitants.

While the plains will bake under the heat, other parts of the country are likely to experience varied weather patterns. The PMD predicts rain-windstorms and thunderstorms at isolated places, offering some respite in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Islamabad, the Pothohar Region, northeast Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In a detailed synoptic situation, the PMD explained that the hot and dry conditions are a result of continental air influencing the weather. This pattern is expected to continue, causing temperatures to soar even higher on June 3.

The weather outlook for Sunday, June 2, 2024, indicates mainly dry conditions across most regions. However, isolated rain-windstorms and thunderstorms are anticipated in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Pothohar region, which may provide some temporary relief from the heat.

The past 24 hours have already seen hot and dry weather prevail over most of the plain areas, with minimal rainfall recorded. Only Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan reported a meager 2 mm of rainfall.

The PMD also recorded some of the highest maximum temperatures on Sunday, underscoring the severity of the current heatwave. Turbat sizzled at 48°C, while Sibbi, Jacobabad, Bhakkar, and Noorpur Thal all reached a scorching 47°C. Other hot spots included Hafizabad, Okara, D.G. Khan, Dadu, and Gujranwala, where temperatures soared to 46°C.

Residents in the affected areas are advised to take necessary precautions to cope with the extreme heat. This includes staying hydrated, avoiding direct sunlight during peak hours, and utilizing cooling methods to prevent heat-related illnesses.

The PMD’s warning serves as a critical reminder for the public to remain vigilant and take steps to protect themselves during this period of extreme weather. With the onset of very hot conditions in the plains, staying informed and prepared is essential for safety and well-being.