KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has said that the largest city of Pakistan recorded its hottest day of July in last 62 years on Friday as mercury rose to 42.6 degree Celsius. However, unexpected rains immediately turned the hot weather into cool later that day.
The met office said that Karachi had recorded 42.2 degree Celsius temperature on July 3, 1958.
On Friday, the north westerly waves from the sea were closed, while hot winds from Balochistan’s desert were blowing from the opposite direction which rose the temperature.
The met department has predicted more rains in the city. Met Office informed that more monsoon currents are likely to penetrate in upper and central parts of the country from Sunday.
Under the influence of this weather system: Rain/wind-thundershowers (with isolated heavy falls) are expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Dir, Swat, Buner, Kohistan, Haripur, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Charsadda, Swabi, Mardan, Kohat, Kurram, Karak, Bannu and D.I.Khan from Sunday (evening/night) to Tuesday. Rain-thunderstorm is also expected in Gilgit-Baltistan during the period.
Rain-thunderstorm with dust raising winds are also expected in Eastern parts of Balochistan (Zhob, Barkhan, Loralai, Musakhel and Kohlu) and South Punjab (D.G.Khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Layyah, Bhakkar, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, R.Y.Khan) on Monday/Tuesday.