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Severe heat wave predicted during next week

Severe heat wave predicted during next week
May 6, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The Met Office informed that high pressure is likely to grip upper atmosphere and as a result, day temperatures are likely to increase gradually in most parts of the country from Sunday.

Day temperatures are likely to remain 07-09°C above normal in upper Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Day temperatures are likely to remain 06-08°C above normal in Upper and Central Sindh, Central and South Punjab and parts of Balochistan.

Possible Impacts:

  • Very hot and dry weather may cause water stress on water reservoirs, crops, vegetable and orchards.
  • High temperature may cause increased energy demand.
  • High temperatures may increase the base flow in the rivers during the next week.
  • Farmers are advised to manage crop water accordingly.
  • General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight.