The Meteorological Department has issued a warning about a heatwave in the country during the next 10 days and asked the people to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight.

According to the Met Office, due to a persistent high pressure in the upper atmosphere, the day temperatures are likely to remain unusually high in most parts of the country in the coming days.

Day temperatures are likely to remain 9-11 degrees Centigrade above normal in Sindh, South Punjab, and southern/central parts of Balochistan in the coming days and 8-10°C above normal in upper Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Rain, coupled with wind and thunderstorms, is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Murree, Galliyat, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir on April 2 and 3 (Saturday and Sunday), while light rain-wind/thunderstorm is also expected in Islamabad, Attock, Chakwal, and Jhelum during the period.

As for the possible impacts of the weather condition, the Met Office said the long dry spell could cause stress on water reservoirs, standing crops, vegetables, and orchards. It advised farmers to manage crop watering accordingly and go for early harvesting of wheat crops.


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