Hot, dry weather to prevail


Pakistam Meterological Department of Pakistan Friday forecast mainly hot and dry weather would persists in most parts of the country during next 24 hours. According to the official of PMD Muhammad Ayaz said,”Continental air would prevail over most parts of the country”.
A shallow westerly trough persist over extreme north of Pakistan, he added.
However, rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds would be expected at few places in Malakand, Hazara divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Karachi Meteorological Department Friday predicted hot and dry weather during the next 24 hours for the metropolis. Minimum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius with 34 percent humidity in the air were recorded.
The mercury is expected to rise in the metropolis from this Saturday, weather experts said. Temperature is likely to hit upwards of 38 degrees Celsius starting tomorrow, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said, private news channel reported.
The heat is expected to prevail for the next five to six days. Based on records from the past 30 years, the temperature in Karachi averages up to 36 degrees in the month of October. However, weather experts predict a fresh wave of heat will push the mercury to 38-40 degrees over the next few days.
According to Met Director Abdul Rasheed, the sea breeze, which normally keeps Karachi temperature in check, is expected to change directions, resulting in an increase in mercury. Dry winds from the north are also predicted. Officials advise drinking lots of water to brave the heat and avoid dehydration.—APP

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