Apr 20, 2017

Hottest April ever recorded

Dera Ismail Khan
The Nation

Unusual rise in mercury level has broken years old records of high temperature for April in many cities with experts predicting further increase in the intensity of heat wave due to abundance of sunshine and lack of significant rains.


Larkana remained hottest place in the country where mercury rose as high as 50 degree Celsius, breaking 17 years old record of highest temperature in April. In 2000, mercury touched 48.5C in Larkana. Mercury touched 48C in Sibbi, breaking 36 years old record of highest temperature of 47C for April.


Similarly, records of highest temperature in DI Khan and Faisalabad were also broken where mercury touched 45C and 44.5C respectively. Previous records of highest temperature in these two cities were set 10 years ago with mercury touching 44C.