Pakistan Braces for Three Heat Waves in May and June

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) predicts three scorching heat waves to hit the country in May and June. According to the NDMA, several districts in Sindh and Punjab provinces, including Umarkot, Tharparkar, Bahawalpur, and Rahim Yar Khan, will be most affected. Stay hydrated people!

Get ready, Pakistan! Brace yourselves for some serious heat as the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) predicts not one, not two, but three heat waves hitting different cities over the next 25 days.

Cities like Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan in south Punjab, and Umarkot, Tharparkar, Tando Allahyar, Matiari, and Sanghar in Sindh are on the radar for these scorching heatwaves.

Starting from May 15 until the end of the month, the first wave is expected to last for two to three days with temperatures soaring up to a blistering 40°C. But wait, there’s more! The second heatwave, set to strike in late May or early June, could see temperatures reaching a scalding 45°C and lasting for four to five days.

And just when you think it’s over, a third heatwave is on its way during the first 10 days of June, targeting areas like Tharparkar, Umarkot, Sanghar, Badin, and Khairpur.

But hey, it’s not all bad news. Punjab’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) is on high alert, issuing warnings and keeping an eye on the situation. They’ve even predicted heavy rains in South Punjab from May 10 to 11, which could offer some relief from the heat.

Amnesty International 2022 report said that extreme heat can be deadly, especially for children, older people, people with disabilities and chronic diseases, and consequences of heatwaves on human health include impacts on the body’s ability to regulate its temperature resulting in heat strokes, cramps, and exacerbate existing health issues.

It can lead to chronic diseases like diabetes and can result in death or accelerated illness.

Still, it’s crucial to stay safe and cautious during these weather extremes. Keep hydrated, stay indoors as much as possible, and listen to advice from local authorities. Let’s weather these heat waves together!

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