Larkana sizzles at 49.5 degrees Celsius
KARACHI: Upper Sindh on Thursday continued to sizzle for the second consecutive day with a maximum temperature of 49.5 degrees Celsius, as dust-thunderstorm with rain is expected for upcountry in the next 24 hours.
Highest temperature in Larkana was 49.5 degrees Celsius; in Sukkur, Moenjodaro, and Dadu temperature remained 49 Celsius; Jacobabad, Sibbi, Shaheed Benazirabad and Padidan suffered 48 each, Khanpur 47 and Rohri, Noorpur Thal, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan 46 Celsius during the day.
“A westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country,” the Met Office said, forecasting dust-thunderstorm/rain with gusty winds for scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad Divisions, besides Islamabad, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Dust-thunderstorm/rain with gusty winds is likely to strike at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob and Dera Ghazi Khan Divisions. It said that hot and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country. Maximum rainfall recorded in Parachinar was 19 mm, Muzaffarabad 12 mm, Malamjabba, Pattan and Astore 6 mm each, Chillas 5 and Balakot 4 mm.
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