Larkana temperature crosses 51°C, remains hottest place in country for third consecutive day

Met official forecasting similar weather conditions for another five to six days in the area

LARKANA  -   Larkana remained the hottest place in the country for the third consecutive day with the mercury climbing to 51.5ºC on Sunday and the Met official forecasting similar weather conditions for another five to six days in the area. A Met official said that the hottest day in the history of Larkana occurred on May 31, 1998 when the mercury shot up to 52.7ºC. He said that the heat wave is expected to persist for another to 5 to 6 days, according to him.

He said that the centre of Moenjodaro, a few kilometres from Larkana, also remained in the grip of the heatwave where the temperature recorded on Saturday was 50.5ºC. He added that the city would experience another hot and dry weather from Monday with the maximum temperature expected.

Meanwhile, the ongoing heatwave continued to bake major cities of Sindh as maximum temperature surged to 51 degree Celsius mark on Friday. According to the Met Office, Mohenjo Daro was the hottest place in the country, where the maximum temperature was 51°C, followed by Jacobabad and Khairpur (50°C).

The maximum temperature in Larkana and Dadu was 49°C, Rohri and Sukkur (48.5°C), Padidan (48°C), Shaheed Benazirabad (47°C), Mithi (46.5°C), Sakrand and Chhor (46°C), Tando Jam and Hyderabad sizzled at 44.5°C. In Karachi, too, hot weather conditions persisted and the maximum temperature was recorded at 36.7°C with 55 per cent humidity — count of moisture in the air.

In its daily advisory, the Met department predicted “very hot” weather in most parts of Sindh, including Karachi, during the next 24 hours.

Similarly, it said, “humid conditions” would also prevail in coastal areas of the province. The daytime temperatures were likely to remain six to eight degree centigrade above normal in upper districts of Sindh during the period, it added.

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