LAHORE: Turbat blazed for the second consecutive day, recording the highest ever temperature of 53 degrees centigrade, while Sibi faced around 51 degrees centigrade and Lasbela, 49.2 degrees centigrade.
The country’s plains continued to be gripped with a severe heatwave on Monday and several areas in Sindh and Balochistan experienced their hottest ever recorded temperatures.
The highest temperature recorded in Sindh was 46 degrees centigrade in Hyderabad and Jacobabad, followed by Moenjodaro at 45.5 degrees centigrade, Nawabshah at 45 degrees centigrade and Karachi at 38.2 degrees centigrade.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, too, reeled under the severe heatwave with the highest temperature, 43 degrees centigrade, recorded in its capital Peshawar. It was followed by 42 degrees centigrade in Risalpur, 41.4 in Bannu and 41 in Kamrah.
The highest temperature recorded in the Punjab was in Kot Addu tehsil — 45.2 degrees centigrade — while the temperature in Lahore was around 39 degrees centigrade.
The Meteorological Office has forecast a thunderstorm with light showers in some areas of Kashmir and in Punjab’s Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore division in the next 24 hours as a result of a combination of weather systems entering these areas from the north-east, and some locally developed waves from Tuesday night. There will, however, be no respite for most areas in Sindh and Balochistan.
Published in Dawn, May 30th, 2017