ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The Meteorological department has predicted that most parts of the country will remain in the grip of hot and dry weather during the week.

Temperatures in mountainous areas of GB and AJK will also rise by 4-5°C above average, resulting in the rapid melting of snow and glaciers. However, due to a continuous sea breeze, the coastal areas of Pakistan will not experience any sharp rise in temperature.

The low elevation agricultural plains of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh will be the centre of heat where day temperatures will cross over 45°C and central parts will touch a critical level of 50°C.

Keeping in view the intense heat and dry weather, the Met department has suggested people to take care of heat stroke and dehydration as advised by health authorities.