Hot, humid weather likely in most parts of country: PMD

ISLAMABAD: Mainly hot and humid weather conditions will grip most parts of the country during the next 24 hours, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

However, rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at a few places in Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and its adjoining areas.

The synoptic situation indicates the prevalence of weak seasonal low over North Balochistan.

A weak trough of westerly wave was persisting over Gilgit-Baltistan.

Hot and dry weather is expected in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad as well as other cities during the next 24 hours.

The rainfall recorded during the last 24 hours was Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

Cherat 09 mm, Balakot 07, Dir, Kakul 01 and Punjab: Murree 02 mm.

The highest maximum temperatures recorded during the last 24 hours were Turbat 42 C, Shaheed Benazirabad and Sibbi 40 C.

The met office has advised the farmers to schedule the irrigation plans in accordance with the prevailing weather.

Removing weeds from the standing crops is very important as weeds utilize moisture and food which are to be utilized by the crop, resulting in considerable loss in yield every year.

The farmers are also advised to take measures to preserve the standing crops and vegetables from the damaging effects of varying weather pattern due to monsoon systems.

Accumulation of stagnant water in the fields due to heavy rains is fatal for standing crops like cotton etc. Farmers may take suitable measures to resolve the issue.