The Meteorological Department has explained the reason behind the ongoing heatwave in Pakistan.

Most of the plain areas of the country will continue to be affected by extreme heat in the coming days, while this week in Karachi, temperature is likely to reach 42 degrees Celsius.

But why is heatwave so severe in Pakistan?


According to the Department of Meteorology, the phenomenon has stemmed from the combination of meteorological and environmental factors.

To sum it up, high air pressure in the upper atmosphere and the presence of limited clouds lead to heatwaves.

This year, scorching heat across the country broke yet another record, with Mohenjo-Daro being the hottest city in the country at 53 degrees on Sunday.