Mercury to rise during next few days: Met Office

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Monday forecast mainly hot and dry weather for most parts of the country during the next 24 hours.

According to the synoptic situation, western disturbance is affecting upper and central parts of the country and likely to persist during next 24 hours.

An official of PMD informed that heat wave would grip most parts of the country with rise in day temperatures from Tuesday and will persist till Friday.

However, the official added, there were chances of gusty winds and light rain during the weekend.

The weather would remain hot and dry in most parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during the next few days.

The highest temperatures recorded during the last 24 hours were Turbat 43 C and Chorr, Kasur and Sukkur 41 C.

The maximum temperatures recorded in the other cities were Islamabad 34 C, Lahore 39 C, Karachi 35 C, Peshawar 32 C, Quetta 30 C, Skardu 28 C, Murree 23 C, Muzaffarabad 31 C, Gilgit 32 C, Faisalabad 36 C, Multan 34 C and Hyderabad 38 C.

The rainfall recorded during the last 24 hours was Mangla 47 mm, Mandibahaudin 30, Jhelum 24, Kakul 22, Parachinar 16, Drosh, Mirkhani 14, Kotli 13, Shaheed Benazirabad, Malamjaba 10, Chitral 09, Sialkot Airport 08, Joharabad 07, Dir, Saidu Sharif 05, Lasbela, Murree 04, Balakot, Peshawar Airport, Sialkot Cantt 03, Barkhan, Kalam, Rawalakot, Khuzdar, Peshawar City 02, Lahore PBO, Mianwali, Chakwal and Muzaffarabad 01mm.