‘Stay hydrated’ Pakistan monitor issues heat warning amid heatwave predictions 

‘Stay hydrated’ Pakistan monitor issues heat warning amid heatwave predictions 

May 9, 2022 0

What happened:

Pakistan and India have been facing intense heatwave, since late April, with temperatures rising to nearly 50 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. The Pakistani regional monitor has recorded March as the hottest month in Pakistan since 1961 as they warn of a severe heatwave, especially in Pakistan’s northwest. At the same time, regional scientists have alerted that more than a billion people have been at risk of heat-related diseases in Pakistan, particularly in South Asia.

Details:

The early onset of summer weather in Pakistan has exposed millions to heat and has been noted as another effect of climate change. Subsequently, in Peshawar, the met office has formed a high-pressure system as the statement by the office read, “Under the influence of this system, the day temperatures are likely to increase in most parts of the province, especially in the southern parts..” 

More:

As Arab News quoted, “Pakistan recorded the month of March to be the hottest since 1961, according to Sherry Rehman.” A helpline number 1700 has been launched to treat people with heat stroke. 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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