Summers in Pakistan are not like that in most parts of the world. Ever heard of the 50-degree Celsius temperature, that can become the norm for so many days.
The recent week or so some cloudy days did give some temporary relief. But, with no rains in sight, summers in Pakistan will remain hot.
Met Office on Summers in Pakistan
The Meteorological Department mainly predicts the hot and dry weather. Some of the areas including FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Malakand, and Makran Divisions may have light rainy thunderstorms and gusty winds.
El Nino Effect’s Connection with Summers in Pakistan
The Meteorological Department says that a weather phenomenon called El Nino Effect is playing its part in warming the planet.
The Meteorological Department predicts in the current season upper half of Pakistan will have above-normal precipitation. The weather experts predict windstorms in AJK, KP, Upper Punjab, and other areas including Gilgit Baltistan.
The lower half of the country as estimated by Meteorological Department will witness hot and dry weather. The Meteorological Department also predicts dust and thunderstorms in Southern Parts of the country.
Hot Weather Expected in Karachi
The Meteorological Department predicts hot weather ahead for Karachi. The average temperatures may rise above 40-degree Celsius. Several hospitals in Karachi earlier set up heat stroke centers to treat people affected by the hot weather.
Hot weather in Karachi resulted in the precious loss of life back in 2015. Hundreds of people died because of the heatwave. Hospitals in Karachi had to implement emergency in the hospitals.
Cars Also Catching Fire
Cars made by different manufacturers are also catching fire in Pakistan. There are no clear reasons given as to why it is happening. Many believe that the reason is potentially the rise in temperature causing the wiring to short circuit.
Summers in Pakistan and Electricity Load Shedding
The electricity load shedding still continues in Pakistan. The government is not able to meet the gap between the demand and supply of electricity. Most parts of the country still have several hours of load shedding each day and night.
LESCO has announced a new load shedding management plan to meet the 45 percent gap between demand and supply. In Lahore the electricity production is 1570 MWs while the demand stands from 2900 MW to 3200 MW.
Government authorities say that the electricity short fall is 4270 MW. In a recent address to Radio Pakistan, PM Nawaz Sharif has expressed hope that his government will be able to overcome electricity load shedding by the next year. Increase in load shedding further worsens living conditions in hot summers of Pakistan.
Tips for Protecting Yourself from Hot Weather in Pakistan
These are some tips to protect yourself from the hot summers in Pakistan.
- Do not leave anyone in a parked vehicle, particularly children and the elderly.
- Avoid exercising in hot Too much exercise in hot weather can result in loss of essential body minerals, nutrients, and water.
- Always wear light and loose clothes made from materials like cotton so your sweat can evaporate.
- Drink more water and do not wait to feel thirsty. Take small sips of water instead of gulping a lot of it during exercise.
- Avoid going outdoors in hot weather unless it is very necessary to do so.
- Consume water-rich fruits and vegetables. You can eat watermelons, strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches, grapefruits, and pineapples.
- Cold showers can help you get instantly cool yourself and feel better.
Summers in Pakistan can be cruel. You must take precautions to remain on the safe side. Always keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following these simple tips.