Pakistan’s Meteorological Department has warned of a severe heatwave hitting Pakistan next week. The temperature is expected to rise due to high pressure in the upper atmosphere.
Met Department has issued an advisory and alert for people to plan their activities accordingly next week. “Due to this high-pressure day temperatures are likely to increase gradually in most parts of the country from Sunday (tomorrow)”, said the Met Department of Pakistan.
Day temperature is likely to remain 07-09°C above normal in Upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the day temperature in Upper and Central Sindh, Central and South Punjab, and in parts of Balochistan is likely to remain 06-08°Celsius above normal.
Met Department has predicted that very hot and dry weather is likely to increase the burden on the water resources, crops, vegetables, and orchards. High temperatures may increase energy demand. It can also increase the base flow in the rivers next week. Met department had advised farmers to plan accordingly.
The @ClimateChangePK has advised that there is a need for local authorities to start disaster management and take any and every precautionary measures ASAP. Moreover, lives and livelihood will be affected due to GLOF if vulnerable communities aren’t evacuated.
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Moreover, the general public has been advised to avoid direct exposure to sunlight. The weather department has asked for the judicious use of water.
Tough times ahead?
Last week, Pakistan’s city Dadu in Sindh has been recorded as the hottest city in the Northern Hemisphere for April.
Pakistan has been experiencing sweltering temperatures too early in April making it the hottest country in the Northern Hemisphere. Pakistan and India have been under an extreme heatwave with temperatures expected to rise further this week.
As per the latest prediction by the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the temperatures are expected to rise by six to eight degrees in most parts of the country in the coming days. Upper and Central Sindh, Central and South Punjab, and Balochistan are likely to experience six to eight degrees higher temperatures than normal days.