Pakistan to have sizzling weather during Eid holidays

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By Muhammad Luqman
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted hot and dry weather in most parts of the country during Eid ul Fitr holidays that begin on June 4.
” Temperature may further rise during the coming days,” said Sahibzad Khan, Lahore-based Director of Meteorological Department.
As Eid falls during the first week of June, that is going to be very hot due to continental air which prevailed over most parts of the country.
Due to absence of any westerly winds induced rain producing system, Pakistan’s central and southern parts are sizzling these days with temperature rising above 45 degrees in most of part of the country.
In Lahore, the eastern city of the country, mercury rose to 47 degrees on Sunday, just 1.3 degree below the highest level of 48.3 degree C , the city experienced May 30 , 1944. In recent history, Lahore had 48 degree centigrade on June 10, 2007.
According to Met office, temperatures in various parts of Punjab, including Multan, Lahore and Faisalabad, could remain between 45 to 47 degrees Celsius during Eid days.
Mercury in parts of Sindh such as Sukkur will rise up to 49 degrees Celsius, while Karachi will hover around a sweltering 37 to 38 degrees Celsius.
Karachi’s Chief Meteorologist Abdul Rashid confirmed that the dry, hot spell will most likely persist even after Eidul Fitr. He said the hot and dry weather would continue on the first two days of Eid but may be some let up by the third day.

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