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Saturday Jun 20, 2015

Temperature soars to 46, load shedding adds to woes

Temperature soars to 46, load shedding adds to woes
KARACHI: Temperatures across Pakistan continue to rise with the highest temperature recorded in Larkana where the mercury reached 46 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Karachi recorded its highest temperature in a decade with 45 degrees Celsius, with the meteorological department saying that the heatwave is likely to continue on Sunday.

In Nawabshah, Turbat and Sibi the mercury maintained a steady 41 degrees, while in Dadu, and Sehwan the temperature was recorded at 44 degrees.

In Rahim Yar Khan and Sukkur the mercury hit 43 degrees, while in Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan the temperature was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius. The temperatures in Hafizabad and Hyderabad hit 42 degrees on Saturday.

Coupled with rising temperatures the country is facing increased load shedding, leaving consumers without electricity for prolonged hours in the hottest temperatures they have experienced in years.

The winds blowing in Sindh are hot, while the sea breeze along the coast has also lost strength. In Punjab the heat and humidity have made stepping outside difficult. The situation in Balochistan is not different.

The weather in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s urban centers remains dry and hot.

The meteorological department has forecast some isolated rainfall in the next 24 hours in Mir Pur Khas, Bannu, Kohat, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Kalat, Zhob Division, Islamabad and Kashmir.

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