Lahore hits an exorbitant temperature of 47 degrees
Lahore: As the ongoing heat wave further extends across the country, the provincial capital reaches an exorbitant temperature of 47 degrees. High temperatures in the month of Ramazan have already disrupted life in Sindh, Punjab, and Balochistan.
The reported temperatures are quite high considering the month of June; some of the cities are experiencing a heat index beyond human tolerance level for that matter. Obliging to the pass, Jacobabad remains the hottest city across the country or perhaps in the region crossing the 50 degrees mark. As Jacobabad approaches 51 degrees, the record temperature for the city bordering Balochistan was 53 degrees almost a century ago in 1919 as reported by Dawn earlier. Close to Jacobabad, some of the cities of Punjab and Sindh including Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar, Larkana, and Mohenjo-Daro, etc. are circling close to 50 degrees.
The provincial capital posted 47 degrees, which seems to be the highest so far this year. It is important to note that Lahore has posted 48 degrees earlier which appears to be an all-time high.
Since the beginning of June, power and water supply outrage has added to the misery of the locals, particularly in underdeveloped localities of Lahore. Such outrages coupled with high temperatures are forcing residents to seek refuge near the infamous Lahore Canal, which poses a hygiene risk of its own. Due to such temperatures, the city looks quite deserted in the early hours of the day where life has come to a standstill adding to the ordeal of those who are already affected by supply outrage. The situation transcends from Lahore to other areas of including Multan, Dera Ismail Khan, Turbat, etc.
Contrary to expectations, the met department indicates hot temperatures across the country however the northern part including Islamabad, Peshawar, and areas of Gilgit Baltistan might experience thunderstorm or rain.