The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted heavy rainfall beginning next week, putting an end to the country’s severe heatwave in most parts.
According to the most recent PMD advisory, a new weather system will enter the country this Sunday, bringing heavy rain from the 16th to the 18th of May.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in Islamabad, upper and central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and Azad Jammu Kashmir.
The PMD predicts that temperatures in these areas will drop significantly as a result of the rain.
Furthermore, the PMD has directed the respective Disaster Management Authorities to remain on high alert in order to avoid loss of life and property during the rainy season.
A severe heatwave is expected to hit Sindh today, according to the PMD. The heatwave is expected to last until May 17, with daytime temperatures in most districts remaining significantly above normal.
Daytime temperatures in upper Sindh will remain between 46°C and 48°C, in central Sindh districts between 43°C and 45°C, and in lower Sindh districts between 38°C and 40°C.