Soaring Mercury Predicted for Sindh on April 1, 2024

Soaring Mercury Predicted for Sindh on April 1, 2024

Islamabad, March 31, 2024 – As the scorching summer approaches, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a forecast indicating soaring temperatures in Sindh starting from April 1, 2024.

While most parts of the country are expected to experience dry weather, the mercury is anticipated to climb notably in Sindh.

According to the PMD’s weather forecast for Monday, April 1, 2024, temperatures are expected to rise across most districts of the Sindh province. Additionally, partly cloudy conditions are also predicted for various districts within the region. Meanwhile, dry weather conditions are anticipated to prevail in most parts of the country.

Explaining the synoptic situation, the met office highlighted the influence of a westerly wave affecting the upper parts of the country.

The weather on Sunday, March 31, 2024, saw predominantly dry conditions in most parts of the country. However, isolated instances of rain, wind, and thunderstorms, with snowfall over mountainous regions, were observed in Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Over the past 24 hours, precipitation was recorded in various regions across Pakistan:

Rainfall (mm):

Kashmir: Muzaffarabad (City 126, Airport 114), Rawalakot 51, Garhi Dopatta 34, Kotli 20.

Punjab: Noor Pur Thal 53, Gujranwala 27, Mandi Bahauddin, Murree 25, Sialkot (Airport 24, City 10), Islamabad (Saidpur 30, Golra 20, Bokra 19, Zero point 23, Airport 19), Rawalpindi (Chaklala 24, Kacheri 22, Shamsabad 20), Jhelum 23, Sheikhupura 18, Gujrat 17, Mangla 16, Hafizabad 14, Sargodha 13, Lahore (Airport 10, City 03), Narowal 10, D G Khan 09, Attock, Chakwal 08, Layyah, Okara 05, Sahiwal 04, Multan (Airport 04, city 01), Joharabad 01.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Balakot 38, Kakul 34, Peshawar (City 24, Airport 11), Dir (Upper 23, Lower 07), Pattan 23, Kalam 22, Malam Jabba 17, Saidu Sharif 14, Bacha Khan Airport 12, Drosh 09, Cherat, Chitral 08, Mir Khani, Parachinar 05, Bannu 03, Mardan 02.

Gilgit-Baltistan: Astore 10, Bagrote 09, Chilas 04, Bunji, and Skardu 02.

Yesterday’s recorded highest maximum temperatures (°C) were observed in Shaheed Benazirabad at 39°C, while Dadu, Mithi, and Tando Jam recorded temperatures of 37°C.

As temperatures continue to rise, authorities urge citizens to take necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. It is advisable to stay hydrated, avoid direct sun exposure during peak hours, and seek shelter in shaded or air-conditioned areas where possible.

The PMD will continue to monitor and provide updates on weather conditions across the country to ensure the safety and well-being of the public.