Pakistan to experience severe heat wave this week, local officials warn

Most parts of Pakistan, especially its plain areas, will experience hot weather this week, the country’s meteorological department warned on Monday.

According to official reports, Pakistan remained in the grip of a severe heat wave last month that saw temperatures in the country’s southern Sindh province reach as high as 50 degrees Celsius.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) last month warned that the heat wave would persist across parts of Sindh and Punjab in June.

The South Asian country of more than 241 million, one of the ten most vulnerable nations to climate change impacts, has also recently witnessed untimely downpours, flash floods and droughts.

In 2022, torrential monsoon rains triggered the most devastating floods in Pakistan’s history, killing around 1,700 people and affecting over 33 million. Millions of homes, tens of thousands of schools and thousands of kilometers of roads and railways are yet to be rebuilt.

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