Mainly hot, dry weather expected

Islamabad—Mainly hot and dry weather is expected over most parts of the country while very hot conditions could prevail in plain areas of the country during next 24 hours. Low pressure area lies over north Balochistan and its adjoining areas. A shallow trough of westerly wave is present over northern parts of the country and its adjoining areas and likely to move eastward during next 12 hours.
Continental air would prevail over most parts of the country during three to four days, an official of met office told APP. The maximum temperature of Karachi remained in the range of 36 to 38 Centigrade during last 24 hours and there was no heat wave threat for next seven days. In last 24 hours weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country.
However rain-thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Muzaffarabad divisions and Islamabad. Rainfall recorded during this time span was: Kalam 18mm, Malamjaba 13mm, Pattan 08mm, Dir 07mm, Muzaffarabad 05mm, Lower Dir, Mirkhani 03mm, Chitral 02mm, Drosh, Murree, Parachinar and Peshawar 01mm.
Maximum temperatures recorded on Wednesday were Jacobabad 44øC, Sh. Benazirabad, Sukkur 43øC, Mirpurkhas, Dadu, Sibbi, Larkana, R.Y.Khan, Padidan and Chhor 42øC, Islamabad 34øC, Lahore 40øC, Karachi 38øC, Peshawar 34øC, Quetta 28øC, Gilgit 23øC, Chitral 20øC, Hunza 18øC, Muzaffarabad 26øC, Murree 22øC, Skardu 21øC, Faisalabad 39øC, Multan 39øC, Hyderabad 41øC, Dir 24øC, Kalat 23øC. Pollen count was 296 m3 of air during this time period.—APP

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