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Karachi: Drizzle brings momentary relief from punishing heatwave

KARACHI: Light drizzle in parts of the metropolis brought some relief to citizens from distressing heatwave in the wee hours of Monday, though sweltering weather is likely to prevail with the mercury level touching 37 Celsius, ARY News reported.

The areas that received light rain included Shahrah-e-Faisal, Saddar, Shah Faisal Colony, Airport, Tariq Road and Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

According to the meteorological department, the maximum temperature in Karachi will remain at 37 degrees centigrade. However, the plains of Punjab, KP and upper Sindh will remain in the grip of hot and dry weather owing to continental air prevailing over most parts of the country in next 2-3 days.

The weather department forecasted dust and thunderstorms and rain with gusty winds in some places of Islamabad, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, D.I Khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sarghoda, Multan, D.G Khan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir in next 2-3 days.

Maximum temperature in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa’s Dera Ismail Khan was recorded at 51 degrees Celsius, creating a record for the highest temperature in the city in over two decades.

According to the met department maximum temperature in Noorpur Thal and Bhakkar and Sibbi was recorded at 52 degrees centigrade, while in Sarghoda and Risalpur at 50 degrees Celsius. The mercury in Mianwali and D.G Khan rose to 49 degrees centigrade.

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