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Most areas remain in grip of severe heatwave across country

Most areas remain in grip of severe heatwave across country
May 14, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Most parts of the country remained in the grip of severe heatwave on Saturday.

The temperature remained at 42 degree Celsius, while severe heatwave persisted in the interior Sindh with the mercury at 48-50 degree Celsius. The heatwave ruled the Lahore city and adjoining areas and the mercury remained at 46 C.

In Multan and Faisalabad, the temperature touched 46 degree Celsius.

Meanwhile, the Met Office informed that most parts of the country are likely to remain in the grip of heatwave like conditions during the next week.

However, slight relief is expected in most parts of the country during May 14 and 17, mainly due to duststorms/gusty winds, rain-thunderstorm at scattered places in most parts of the country in the afternoon and evening/night. Day temperatures are again likely to rise from May 18.

Prevailing very hot and dry weather may cause water stress on water (reservoirs), crops, vegetable and orchards. High temperature may cause increased energy and water demand.

High temperature may cause heat stroke. Senior citizens and children are more vulnerable. The base flow may further increase in the rivers during the next week.

Possible Impacts:

  • General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight and take precautionary measures. Farmers are advised to manage crop water accordingly.
  • Special care should be taken for the needs of livestock and pets. Judicious use of water is requested in all aspects of life.