From May 21 to 23, temperatures may increase by 4 to 6 degrees above average.

For the majority of Pakistan, the Met Department has predicted more hot, dry weather. Extremely high temperatures are predicted for the central and southern regions, which will exacerbate the current heatwave.

Tuesday will be hot and dry in Islamabad and the surrounding areas, with squalls and dusty winds expected to dominate after noon. These circumstances fit into a larger pattern that is affecting different parts of the nation.

Increasing heat
From May 21 to 23, it is predicted that daytime temperatures in Sindh and Punjab would increase by 4 to 6 degrees Celsius. It is predicted that between May 23 and May 27, the temperature would rise even further, by 6 to 8 degrees Celsius.

Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Balochistan are expected to see comparable temperature anomalies, with daytime highs of 4 to 6 degrees Celsius throughout the same period of time.

Cholistan water problem
More than 2,000 water storage ponds in Cholistan have dried up as a result of the heatwave. Due to the acute water shortage, both people and animals are experiencing major disruptions to their daily lives. Therefore, in pursuit of better living circumstances and water, shepherds living in isolated parts of Cholistan have started to migrate.

The devastating effects of the continuing heatwave are highlighted by the forced eviction of local herdsmen from their homes in Cholistan due to the drying up of water supplies. These populations’ livelihoods are under jeopardy, and the health and survival of their livestock are also at risk due to the scarcity of water.

Crisis intervention
On the orders of Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority has issued an alert due to the growing risk of the heatwave getting worse. In Thal and Cholistan, water bowers were being delivered, according to a briefing given at a meeting presided over by PDMA DG Irfan Ali Kathia.

Four water tankers, each with a capacity of up to 12,000 litres, have been delivered for the arid regions, according to Mr. Kathia. “The heatwave is likely to persist in Punjab till May 27,” he said.

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