Heat wave to persist from May 15 to 21

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Hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while plain areas will remain under the grip of severe heat wave conditions during the next twelve hours.However, gusty with dust raising winds are likely in central and southern plain districts of the country.

The Met Office Saturday predicted that heat wave would persist in most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from May 15 to May 21 and temperature could rise up to 45 to 48C in noon in plain areas, however gusty winds were expected in afternoon from May 14 to May 17 that would bring the mercury down at night. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has informed that district administrations and line departments that medical emergencies and water stress could increase in the coming days due to extreme weather conditions.

Temperature of some major cities recorded on Saturday.Islamabad and Murree nineteen degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-eight, Karachi twenty-nine, Peshawar twenty-three, Quetta seventeen, Gilgit fourteen and Muzaffarabad twenty-two degree centigrade. According to Met Office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, hot and dry/chances of dust raising winds with light rain in evening/night are expected in Srinagar.—APP

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