LAHORE: The heatwave gripping the plains of the nation persisted with furthermore intensity on Sunday as temperature ranges shot up to another one or 2 degrees C, disrupting life in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan. The highest temperature range and the total warm index in lots of cities was a lot more than the human tolerance level. Jacobabad continued to be the hottest place in the nation with 51 degrees C highest temperature for the 2nd day running. The largest ever maximum temperature of the Sindh city, which is nearer to Balochistan in the north, is 53 degrees C that was registered in 1919.
The maximum temperature of Padidan and Dadu rose to 50 degrees C. It also shot up to 49 degrees C in Bahawalnagar, Sibbi, Rahim Yar Khan, Rohri, Mohenjo-Daro, Larkana, and Shaheed Benazirabad. Lahore’s highest temperature rose from Saturday’s 46 degrees C to 47 degrees C which was 2 degrees C higher than its regular in June. Lahore’s highest ever maximum climate was recorded in 2005 which was 48 degrees C. Roads wore a deserted look throughout the day as it was very warm to brave in the start. Many people including females and infants were seen beating the heat at the Lahore canal. Disruption of energy and water supply in lots of localities like in Samanabad added to the hardships of people.
The highest temperature in Multan was also 47 degrees C as against its regular 43 degrees C of June. It had recorded its highest ever maximum temperature, 49 .8 degrees C, in 1994. The highest temperature of Sargodha was 44, Turbat and Dera Ismail Khan 46 degrees C. Sargodha’s known highest ever highest temperature, 51, was recorded in 2010 and Faisalabad’s 48, in 2005. The Met department declared it will remain mainly hot and dry weather conditions in many areas of the country over the following 1 day. However, dust-thunderstorm/rain is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Peshawar divisions, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir because of a shallow westerly wave over upper parts of the country.