Searing heat continues to sweep across Pakistan
LAHORE (92 News) – The temperatures in Pakistan have risen to “critical” levels this week as severe heat wave conditions continue over plain areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan.
In the city of Sukkur, temperatures were expected recorded at 42 degrees Celsius on Thursday, while record temperature has been recorded in Nawab Shah, Multan, Faisalabad, Sibbi and Lahore.
According to world records curator Maximiliano Hererra, the all-time record high in Pakistan is 53.5 degrees Centigrade in Mohenjo-daro yesterday.
The meteorological office had issued warning for all citizens to “take care of heat stroke and dehydration as advised by health authorities.”
Prolonged power outages are also making the situation worse, especially during the day. “Excessive sweating can result in dehydration, leading to heat exhaustion.”
The Meteorology Dept has warned about very hot and dry weather during the next two days all over the country, with day temperatures likely to cross over 45°C in the plain areas of Punjab, KP and Sindh.
Unscheduled load shedding added to the woes of the heat-stricken people. Frequent outages also caused severe water shortage in various cities.