Pakistan is on high alert after the Meteorological Department predicted an intense ongoing heatwave in the country, possibly causing glaciers to melt.

Samaa’s Omar Asif has reported that Mahr Sahibzad Khan, the director of the Meteorological Department, has predicted that temperature is likely to rise further in Sindh, Punjab, and Islamabad. In specific regions, such as Mohenjodaro, Jacobabad, Thatta, Benazirabad, and Nawabshah, the mercury level could soar to an unprecedented 50 degrees Celsius.

Similarly, areas in Punjab currently experiencing 46-degree temperatures may see an increase to 48-49 degrees. Islamabad, which is presently at 41 degrees, may climb to 43-44 degrees.


Heatwave in Karachi, Sindh could extend till June.

An increased rate of glacier melting is observed in the northern areas of the country, as per the Indus River System Authority (IRSA).

The melting of the glaciers has significantly boosted water flow in the country’s rivers, with the current total flow reaching 284,000 cusecs. Meanwhile, the country’s dam reservoirs are holding a combined water storage of 4.9 million acre-feet, Express Tribune quoted IRSA.

A day ago, residents of Gilgit-Baltistan were warned about potential Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) and flash floods this week.