KARACHI - Very hot and dry weather is likely to persist in most parts of the country with the plains of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP) and upper Sindh experiencing very hot weather conditions.

According to the meteorological department, very hot weather conditions are expected to prevail over the plain areas of Punjab, KP and upper Sindh during the next 2-3 days.

The mercury level in Karachi expected to touch 40 degrees centigrade, testing the endurance of fasting citizens. Lahore will reel under the sweltering temperature of 45 Celsius degrees centigrade.

Director General of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Dr Ghulam Rasool said fresh weather system carrying rain and thunderstorm will enter Pakistan on Tuesday, bringing respite from the sizzling heat.

Balochistan’s Sibbi district will be the hottest with temperature going up to 50 degree Celsius, whereas the temperature will soar to 49°C in Dadu, Noorpurthal, Bhakkar, Larkana, Moenjo Daro. The temperature in Jacobabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Rahim Yar Khan, and DG Khan will remain at 48°C.