The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday predicted another spell of severe heatwave in Pakistan next week according to their weather update notification. According to the details, the Met Office informed that high pressure is likely to grip upper atmosphere from Sunday.
The Met Office informed that due to the high pressure, the temperatures are likely to increase gradually in most parts of the country from Sunday with day temperatures likely to remain 07-09 degrees Celsius above normal in upper Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the day temperatures are likely to remain 06-08 degrees Celsius above normal in Upper and Central Sindh, General and South Punjab and parts of Balochistan.
- Very hot and dry weather may cause water stress on water reservoirs, crops, vegetable and orchards.
- High temperature may cause increased energy demand.
- High temperatures may increase the base flow in the rivers during the next week.
- Farmers are advised to manage crop water accordingly.
- General public is advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight.
This is a copy of the notification:
- Take cool showers or baths
- Wear loose, lightweight, and light-colored clothing
- if you’re outside, find shade and cover your head
- Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated
- Avoid high-energy activities or work outdoors, during midday heat, if possible
- Watch for heat stroke symptoms mentioned below
Signs of Heat Stroke
- Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees F) taken orally
- Red, hot and dry skin with no sweat
- Rapid, strong pulse
- Dizziness, confusion or unconsciousness