Monday, May 29, 2017

Pakistan’s hottest day recorded Turbat

Citizens of Turbat sweltered through the hottest day recorded in Pakistan’s history, as the mercury shot up to 53.5°C on Sunday.

The hottest day recorded in Pakistan's
 history - 53.5°C - on Sunday.
The temperature equalled the one measured on May 27, 2010 in Mohenjo Daro which broke a 12-year record – 53°C in Larkana on May 31, 1998.

According to a senior meteorologist at the Met Department, the previous highest temperature recorded in Turbat was 52°C on May 30, 2009. 

He said the temperature in Turbat kept fluctuating between 50°C and 52°C over the past few days, but peaked on Sunday.

He predicted that the current heat wave would persist across the country for the next three to four days in interior Sindh, southern Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Read the story in The Express Tribune - "Pakistan’s hottest day recorded Turbat.”

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