LAHORE - Parts of the country remained in the grip of heat wave on Wednesday with experts predicting the harsh weather conditions to further intensify in next 2-3 days. In plains, lack of rains and abundance of sunshine enhanced the intensity of heat wave by causing considerable increase in mercury level during the day and at nighttime. The experts are expecting further increase in the mercury level in next 2-3 days as no rain giving system is approaching the country. Moenjodaro and Jacobabad remained hottest place in the country where mercury rose as high as 49 degree Celsius. Mercury rose to 48 C in Dadu and Shaheed Benazirabad. Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 43 C and 25 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 28 per cent.People avoided unnecessarily coming out, decreasing traffic on otherwise busy roads at noon and in the afternoon.
Published in The Nation newspaper on 29-May-2014