Ramzan will be extremely hot and dry: Met


–Met director general hints at water scarcity 

KARACHI: An extremely hot and dry weather will prevail across the country during the month of Ramzan, said a Met Office official on Saturday.

Met Director General Ghulam Rasool said that temperature is likely to remain higher than normal during the months of May and June and added that Sindh has witnessed the hottest March over a period of last few years.

He also said that the country is likely to receive less rainfall in April and May. “The demand for water would increase due to hot weather, however, the beginning of monsoon in the last week of June would decrease ‘drought-like’ conditions.”

Mangla and Tarbela dams are at a dead water-level, but the things will get better with the melting of glaciers in April and May; however, that would not be enough to fulfill the water needs.