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Heavy rain expected in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The NDMA has issued a flood warning for the Ravi, Chenab, Jhelum, and Satlej rivers

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Brace yourselves: The temperature in Karachi may hit 39 degrees soon

The Met department says the hot spell will last till September 26

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Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: study

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth’s surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday. The double whammy of climate change and so-called natural variability more than doubles the likelihood of “extreme warm events” in ocean surface waters, creating a dangerous breeding…

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Death toll in Canada heatwave hits 70

A heatwave in Quebec in eastern Canada has now been blamed for 70 deaths, officials said Monday. Thirty-four of the fatalities were recorded in Montreal, the provincial health ministry told AFP. Previously, the toll was 54 dead. The heatwave has hit eastern Canada since early July but only Quebec has recorded a rise in deaths…

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Rescue efforts for boys trapped in Thai cave begin

Rescue efforts have begun for 12 boys and their football coach who have been trapped in a cave in northern Thailand for more than two weeks, the head of the mission said Sunday. The “Wild Boars” team has been confined in a cramped chamber several kilometres (miles) inside the Tham Luang cave complex since June…

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Eleven killed, at least 45 missing as torrential rain pounds Japan

At least 45 people are missing as torrential rains that have killed 11 people pounded western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million people evacuated from their homes. Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued special weather warnings across four prefectures in the west of Japan’s main island of Honshu, urging…

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Rain-related accidents claim six lives in Lahore

Six people were killed in rain-related accidents in Lahore. An electricity wire fell on two constables and killed them in Rewaz Garden. Another man, identified as Akbar, died of electric shock at Qurtuba Chowk. In Jauhar Town, the roof of a house caved in and a woman and her two children were injured. It has…

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Residents relieved as parts of Karachi hit by rain

After days of hot weather, it rained in parts of Karachi on Monday morning, much to the relief of residents. Commuters on main Sharae Faisal, one of the city’s main arteries, began their work days with a sigh of relief as rainfall was reported in the area. Heavy rain was also reported in other areas…

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Monsoon brings pleasant weather to Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan

The weather became pleasant in most parts of the country after it rained in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. In Punjab, it has been raining for the past three days. Lahore, Okara, Kasur, Gujarat, Pindi Bhatiyaan and Pak Pattan experienced showers. The Met Office says that rains will continue on Friday. Downpour in Lahore continued throughout…

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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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