Very Hot Alert Issued for Sindh and Balochistan on June 1

Very Hot Alert Issued for Sindh and Balochistan on June 1 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a very hot weather alert for the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

The PMD’s weather forecast indicates that many districts within these regions will experience extremely high temperatures.

According to the PMD, most areas across the country will witness hot weather on Saturday, with the southern parts of Pakistan likely to experience very hot conditions accompanied by dust-raising and gusty winds.

In contrast, the northern regions are expected to see more varied weather conditions. The PMD has forecasted windstorms and gusty winds with isolated rain-thunderstorms for Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Punjab, the Pothohar region, and Islamabad.

The temperature readings recorded on Friday, May 31, 2024, show a concerning rise in temperatures across several districts. Jacobabad recorded the highest maximum temperature at a scorching 50°C. Following closely were Dadu and Turbat at 49°C, and Sibbi and Lasbella at 48°C. Other areas including Khairpur, Noorpur Thal, Bahawalnagar, Bhakkar, Mohenjo Daro, Dera Ghazi Khan, Khanpur, Larkana, Mandi Bahauddin, Kasur, and Okara saw temperatures reaching up to 47°C and 46°C.

The synoptic situation, as described by the PMD, shows that continental air is dominating over most parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave is expected to approach the upper regions of Pakistan, which might bring some relief in terms of isolated rain-thunderstorms in these areas.

Friday’s weather remained predominantly dry in most parts of the country, with the exception of isolated rain-thunderstorms in Gilgit-Baltistan and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The past 24 hours have seen very hot weather conditions prevailing over most plain areas of the country. Notably, rainfall was recorded in some parts, with Hunza in Gilgit-Baltistan receiving 6mm, Bagrote 3mm, and Gilgit 1mm. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kalam experienced 5mm of rain.

As temperatures continue to soar, residents in the affected areas are advised to take necessary precautions amid very hot to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. The PMD’s alert serves as a critical reminder of the need for public awareness and preparedness during extreme weather conditions.