PDMA issues weather alerts to avoid current scorching heat
ISLAMABAD – The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Friday issued extreme hot weather alerts to the Districts Coordination Officers (DCOs) and Commissioners with instructions to take precautionary measures to safe the masses from scorching heat.
Talking to a private news channel, the department has also instructed the public to prefer stay inside the homes and avoid going out unnecessarily. PDMA predicted that the country would be in grip of very hot and dry conditions for the next two days. The hot conditions would likely to ease on Sunday as the hilly areas are expected to receive heavy rains while Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plains would receive light showers.
The department has also given instructions to create awareness amongst the masses as to how should they avoided hot weather and safe themselves from waterborne diseases. PDMA said that Sukkur is in grip of very hot weather conditions and the people there are perturbed over the situation and also complained of heavy loadshedding hours but said that the in Karachi current weather situation is pleasant due as cold breezes were blowing.
Lahore is also in grip of heat wave as temperature soars upto 47 degree centigrade.PDMA predicts the plain areas of Punjab, KP, Balochistan and Sindh will be the centre of heat where day temperatures will cross over 45 degrees and central parts will touch a critical level of 50 degrees. Temperatures in mountainous areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) will also rise by 4 to 5 degrees above average resulting into rapid melting of snow and glaciers.