The April 2022 was the hottest and driest last month in the previous 61 years, as the country received 74 percent beneath-average precipitation nationwide.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, average rainfall in Punjab was at 89 percent below-average levels, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 79 percent below average levels, in Balochistan at 78 percent below average levels, in AJK at 56 percent below average levels, and in Gilgit-Baltistan at 51 percent below average levels.
Last month’s mean monthly temperature was 28.36 degrees Celsius, also 4.05 degrees warmer than the monthly average, making April the warmest month since 1961. The record was 27.43 degrees Celsius in 2010.
Thursday, April 21, was wettest day, with Larkana (Sindh) receiving 38.0 mm of rainfall. The wettest night occurred in Mirkhani (KP), with 67.8 mm of monthly precipitation. Many stations in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan reported no or only trace rainfall.
According to data from weather stations, the hottest day temperature was watched in Sibi and Jacobabad on April 28 and 30, respectively, at 49 degrees Celsius; the previous record of 48 degrees Celsius on April 30, 2018, still stands.
and Babusar was the hottest place where the highest temperatures were recorded (9 degrees Celsius) on the 13th, and at Bagrote in Britain (GB) on April 21, 2022.
Another important cycle (at 1.5 C) was observed at Kalam (KP) on 1 April 2022 while the hottest night (29.5 C) was registered at Multan Airport (Punjab) on 18 April the same year.