Dry, hot weather likely across country


The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Saturday forecast hot and dry weather for most parts of the country with chances of light rain in Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Malakand and few places of Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to the synoptic situation, continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country.
A weak westerly wave is present over upper parts of the country and expected to move eastward.
The weather will remain partly cloudy in Rawalpindi and Islamabad at evening and night during the next 24 hours.
The temperatures will slightly increase in Sindh and Balochistan provinces during the next 24 hours.
The highest maximum temperatures recorded during the last 24 hours were Benazirabad 41 degrees Celsius, Chhor 40 C, Hyderabad, Mithi and Padidan 39 C.
The maximum temperatures recorded in the other cities were Islamabad 32 C, Lahore 36 C, Karachi 35 C, Peshawar 33 C, Quetta 24 C, Skardu 22 C, Murree 20 C, Muzaffarabad 33 C, Gilgit 28 C, Faisalabad 35 C, Multan 35 C and Hyderabad 39 C.
The pollen count recorded in Islamabad was 618 per cubic metre.