Met Office predicts ‘severe heatwave conditions’ in most parts of Pakistan next week – Pakistan

The Pakistan Meteorological Agency has predicted a “severe heat wave” across Pakistan next week, saying high pressure is likely to take over the upper atmosphere from Friday (8 May) Sunday (8 May).

The Korea Meteorological Administration said, “Due to this high high pressure, daytime temperatures are expected to gradually rise in most parts of the country from Sunday.”

In northern Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Paktunkwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, daytime temperatures were expected to be 7 to 9 degrees higher than normal.

Meanwhile, daytime temperatures are expected to be 6-8 degrees Celsius higher than normal in northern and central Sindh, central and southern Punjab, and parts of Balochistan.

The Bureau of Meteorology has also warned of possible effects of the heat wave, saying very hot and dry weather can stress reservoirs, crops, vegetables and orchards.

“High temperatures could increase energy demand,” he added, adding that “the river’s basic flow over the next week” could also increase.

The department advised farmers to properly manage water for their crops, and urged the general public to avoid unnecessary direct sunlight exposure and to use water wisely in “all aspects of life”.