Weather Department Warns of 50+ Degree Temperatures

50+ Degree Temperatures

A meteorological official has announced that the current hot weather conditions are expected to persist until the first week of June.

Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz has issued a warning that the maximum temperature could exceed 50 degrees Celsius between May 23 and 28. He mentioned, “Pre-monsoon rainfall could begin in the first week of June.” The Meteorological Office had previously cautioned that high-pressure systems in the upper atmosphere could lead to heatwave conditions, especially in Sindh and Punjab.

A severe heatwave is anticipated to hit Pakistan from May 23rd to 27th, with temperatures expected to soar 4 to 6 degrees Celsius above normal in Sindh and Punjab. Additionally, similar temperature rises are forecasted for Islamabad, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Balochistan.

The public has been advised to stay indoors and minimize exposure to direct sunlight to avoid heat-related health issues. The prolonged dry and hot weather may also increase the risk of bush and forest fires in vulnerable regions of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and Northeast Balochistan.