ISLAMABAD: Hot and dry weather is expected over most parts of the country however, partly cloudy conditions with light rain are expected at a few places of Gilgit-Baltistan in next 24 hours.
Continental air is prevailing over most parts of country whereas a shallow westerly trough is also prevailing over Kashmir and adjoining areas, an official of met office told APP.
Hot weather likely to prevail in Karachi during next 2 to 3 days. The day temperatures are expected to gradually increase from 38 C to 40 C and will start decreasing attaining the normal level from Tuesday.
People are advised minimum exposure to sun, increase intake of water, other drinks and try to stay under shed during day time to avoid attack of heat wave.
In last 24 hours weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country. However, light rain-thunderstorm occurred at few places of Malakand division and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Rainfall recorded during this time span remained Astore 03 mm and Gupis 02mm.
Maximum temperature recorded on Saturday were Dadu 43?C, Chhor, Hyderabad, Lasbella 41, Badin, Mithi, Sukkur, Larkana and Sh. Benazirabad 40?C, Islamabad 30?C, Lahore 36?C, Karachi 38?C, Peshawar 31?C, Quetta 25?C, Gilgit 22?C, Chitral 20?C, Hunza 16?C, Muzaffarabad 25?C, Murree 18?C, Skardu 20?C, Faisalabad 35?C, Multan 35?C, Hyderabad 41?C, Dir 20?C and Kalat 23?C.
Pollen count was 423 m3 of air during this time duration.