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Rains in Punjab, KP bring pleasant weather on Eid

Weather in most parts of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa became pleasant after it rained on both Eid days. It rained in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Azad Kashmir on Saturday. According to the Met Office, showers are expected in different parts of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday as well. Strong winds, thunder and lightning…

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Heatwave alert issued for KP

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) here on Thursday issued an alert about intense heatwave during the next four to five days in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Deputy Commissioners were advised to take precautionary measures and remain alert during these days to avoid heatstroke, PDMA official sources told APP. People could contact the control room on phone…

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June to bring cooler weather in Karachi

The intensity of heat in Karachi is likely to go down on Friday, predicts the Met Office. Temperature in Karachi broke its 37-year record on Wednesday. The last time the mercury soared up till 46 degrees Celsius in the city was in the May of 1981. On Thursday, the heatwave in the city ends. Humidity…

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Karachi swelters as heatwave conditions prevail

Fresh heatwave conditions are likely to prevail for the second day today (Wednesday) in Karachi and surrounding areas. The Met Office has issued a three-day heat alert for Karachi, warning that temperature may reach 45 degree centigrade from Tuesday to Thursday. Sea breeze will remain cut-off and wind from northwest to north will dominate, the…

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Storms, lightning kill at least 47 in India

Storms and lightning across a swathe of northern India have killed at least 47 people, officials said Tuesday, the latest deaths from freak weather that has battered the country this month. Disaster management officials in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand states said a combined total of 47 people had died in overnight storms across the…

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Exams delayed, madrassa students get three-day break as Karachi heats up

The intermediate board and Karachi University delayed their exams scheduled till May 24 while madrassas gave a three-day off to their students in Karachi on Monday (today). The temperature in the city is all set to compete with the hottest day of the year. On Sunday, the city braved the hottest day of the year…

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High temperature, absence of breeze makes life difficult in Karachi

Mercury that rose to 44 degrees celsius in Karachi Sunday, with a little respite in the latter hours, turned the weather all the more unbearable in the absence of sea breeze the metropolis is largely known for. Today’s highest temperature was recorded 45°C in Mithi, followed by 44°C in Karachi and Sibbi, while Larkana, Mirpurkhas,…

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Karachi temperature likely to hit 41°C on 1st Ramazan

Maximum temperature in Karachi is expected to remain between 39 and 41 degree centigrade on Thursday, the first day of Ramazan, according to Met Office. The Met Office has forecast that Sindh will continue to experience hot weather on Thursday and Friday. It said prevailing wet spell will continue in upper parts of the country…

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Rains, floods kill 13 in upper Pakistan

Rains and floods in upper parts of Pakistan have claimed at least 13 lives. Showers continue to take lash in Islamabad, upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas while the death toll caused by floods and rain rose to 13. Pakistan Meteorological Department, in its press release, stated that rain and thundershower with…

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Weather to remain hot in most parts of Pakistan

Hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country on Saturday. The Pakistan Meteorological Department stated that the weather in many parts of Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and southern Punjab will remain hot. The weather department predicted light rains for Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Islamabad and upper parts of…

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Heatwave risk looms despite unseasonable snowfall

KARACHI: The Met Office says there is still the risk of heatwave in different parts of the country during May despite unseasonable snowfall in northern areas. On Friday, Neelum valley of Azad Kashmir, Kalam valley of Swat, parts of FATA, Chitral, KP and upper Punjab received moderate snowfall in an otherwise warm April. Forecasting expert…

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Gas soars by Rs 10 in Quetta amid freezing temperature

Residents of Quetta face troubles owing to the shortage of gas in several areas amid freezing temperatures as the cold spell intensified in Quetta following the recent showers. The temperature dropped to as low as zero. The dealers increased the rates of gas by Rs 10 per kilogram, causing troubles to domestic and commercial consumers….

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Winter returns to northern areas with rain, snowfall

KARACHI: The hot weather took a U-turn as northern areas of the country received snowfall, and different cities in Punjab received heavy rain on Friday. The Neelum valley of Azad Kashmir, Kalam valley of Swat and parts of FATA received snowfall, according to Met Office. Mardan, Bannu, Malakand and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa received…

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Hailstorm hits Nowshera – Watch

Nowshera on Wednesday received hailstorm coupled with heavy rain. The downpour broke the hot spell and turned weather pleasant. According to Met Office, the fresh wet spell is likely to persist till Friday.

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Heavy rain in KP, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir; more forecast

KARACHI: Different areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and Balochistan received heavy rain on Wednesday as Punjab and Sindh continued to experience hot weather. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the fresh wet spell is likely to persist till Friday. Peshawar received light to heavy showers while Nowshera city received hailstorm. In Balochistan, Chaman and adjoining…

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Tree catches fire after lightning strikes it in Mianwali

MIANWALI: A tree caught fire after lightning struck it in Musakhel, Mianwali on Sunday. Mianwali received stormy showers yesterday in the afternoon. In the meantime, lightning suddenly hit a tree located near Musakhel on Talagang Road, Mianwali, setting it on fire. Personnel of Rescue 1122 rushed to the tree and put out the fire as…

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Forests in the city will save Karachi

The only way we can save a concrete jungle like Karachi is by planting more trees. And urban forests are a doable option Nearly three years ago, Shahzad Qureshi planted some trees in a Clifton park in Karachi. Today, the park is a jungle. Such jungles are called urban forests or dense groups of trees…

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Karachi to get hotter and so will our sweaty bodies, warns scientist

Minerwa Tahir Scientists have predicted that life will become even more uncomfortable in areas like Karachi due to the rising temperature and humidity level Sibi, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Dalbandin, Badin, Bahawalnagar, Karachi and Multan are the hottest cities in Pakistan discovered Khuram Pervez Amber and his team of scientists at the department of Mechanical Engineering, Mirpur…

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Mega what? Pakistan asks why power cuts going up as temperatures rise

PHOTO: FILE We’ll end load shedding in two years. We’ll end load shedding in three years. My name won’t be Shehbaz Sharif if I don’t end load shedding. We hate to break it to him, but it seems like Mr Sharif may have to change his name—we’ve still got load shedding. As 40-degree weather struck…

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Temperature in Karachi to be 40 degrees for three days starting today

PHOTO: FILE Mercury in Karachi might soar up to 40oC today, said the Met Office Wind pressure is likely to be between 10 and 15 nautical miles, resulting in humidity and hot weather. According to the meteorological department, maximum temperature in Karachi will be between 38 and 40 degrees for three days starting today. The…

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Karachi expected to sizzle at 41 degrees today

PHOTO: FILE Temperature in Karachi is likely to soar up to 41oC According to the Met Office, weather will be dry across the country. Humidity will fall during the day, resulting in rising temperature. In Karachi, the minimum temperature prediction is 20oC. Water content in the air is likely to fall to 15% in the…

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