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Met office predicts a long, hot summer

ISLAMABAD: The Meteorological Office (Met) of Pakistan said that the winter season has almost ended across Pakistan, apart from the Northern areas and the temperature will begin to increase over the coming weeks.

However, the office has predicted that spring would only last for a mere two to three weeks and temperatures are expected to soar up to 40 degrees in April.

This year Pakistan experienced the driest and coldest winter as there were only a few spells of rain and snow in the country and good snowfall was only witnessed earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Met Office has forecast a spell of heavy rains and snowfall in Northeast Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, Islamabad and Fata. Isolated areas in Multan, DG Khan, and Gilgit-Baltistan would also experience the same from Saturday onwards, it stated.

Quetta, Zhob and surrounding areas experienced rain on Friday afternoon.

Pakistan has continued to bear the brunt of climate change as winter is shrinking, spring is vanishing and summer is prolonged. Some areas in the country did not even witness rain this year and temperatures remained high. Interestingly, Balochistan was the only area where winter was properly experienced as the temperature in several cities remained below minus 6 to 10 degrees Celsius.

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