LAHORE – Like other parts of the province, the City remained in the grip of severe heat wave on Sunday with mercury touching 46.2 degree Celsius for the first time during the current summer. As the Lahorites experienced the hottest day of the ongoing summer, large scale and unscheduled load shedding added to their woes.
Experts have predicted the prevailing conditions to persist for the next couple of days. However, dust raising winds over the plains and isolated rains after a couple of days are likely to provide some respite to the people from the prevailing harsh weather conditions.
On Sunday, Noor Pur Thal remained the hottest place in the country where mercury rose as high as 47.2 C. Minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 29.5 C. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 34 per cent which decreased to 21 per cent in the evening.
People avoided unnecessarily coming out of houses at noon and in the afternoon, decreasing traffic on otherwise busy arteries. Lahore canal as usual attracted huge number of people including women and children. Not only youth, but also elderly people were seen bathing in canal water. At certain places, even women were seen beating the heat by taking a dip in the mud colour canal water.
According to the experts, continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country.
Seasonal low lies over North Balochistan and adjoining areas.
Local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and dry weather for most parts of the country including the City during the next couple of days.