Sindh Districts Experience Temperatures Up to 49 Degrees Celsius

Sindh Districts Experience Temperatures Up to 49 Degrees Celsius

Karachi, May 22, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported on Wednesday that several districts in Sindh are experiencing extreme heat, with temperatures soaring to 49 degrees Celsius.

The PMD warned that heatwave conditions are expected to persist across most parts of the country throughout the week, with Sindh being particularly affected.

The highest temperatures recorded today included 49 degrees Celsius in Mohenjo Daro, Jacobabad, and Dadu. Other areas experiencing extreme heat include Sibbi, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Rohri, Khairpur, Sukkur, Padidan, and Noorpur Thal, where temperatures reached 48 degrees Celsius. Mithi, Chhor, Bahawalnagar, Bhakkar, Kot Addu, and Rahim Yar Khan recorded temperatures of 47 degrees Celsius.

Synoptic Situation

The PMD explained that the current weather conditions are due to continental air prevailing over most parts of the country. Additionally, a high-pressure system in the upper atmosphere is expected to persist over the coming days, contributing to the extreme heat.

Weather Forecast

For Thursday, the PMD forecasts that heatwave conditions will continue across most parts of the country. However, there is a possibility of partly cloudy weather with isolated rain, wind, and thunderstorms in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, and adjoining hilly areas during the evening and night.

Recent Weather Conditions

The past 24 hours have seen very hot weather prevailing across most areas of the country. The extreme temperatures pose significant health risks, and the PMD advises the public to take necessary precautions to stay safe during the heatwave.

Public Health Advisory

In light of the severe heatwave, health authorities recommend that residents:

• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

• Avoid direct exposure to the sun, especially during peak hours.

• Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.

• Use hats or umbrellas for shade when outdoors.

• Avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day.

Impact on Daily Life

The extreme temperatures are expected to disrupt daily life, with potential impacts on public health, agriculture, and livestock. The government and local authorities are urged to take proactive measures to mitigate the effects of the heatwave and provide support to vulnerable populations.


As Sindh and other parts of Pakistan brace for continued extreme heat, the PMD’s warnings underscore the importance of preparedness and public awareness. Residents are encouraged to stay informed about weather updates and heed advisories to protect themselves from the severe heat.