Even in locations where it rained more than usual, April 2022 was warmer than average and had 74 percent less precipitation than typical.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department reported rainfall in Punjab (89 percent below average), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (79), Balochistan (78), Azad Jammu Kashmir (56), and Gilgit-Baltistan (51 percent below normal) (PMD).
With a monthly average temperature of 28.36 degrees Celsius, April was the hottest month since 1961. The temperature was 27.43 degrees Celsius in 2010.
According to the Met Office’s national mean maximum (daytime) temperature for the country, it was 5.02 degrees Celsius higher than the normal of 31.79 degrees Celsius. It was the warmest day in April in 61 years. The temperature was 35.31°C in 2010.
On Thursday, April 21, Larkana (Sindh) received 38.0 mm of rain. Many places in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan saw little or no rain, although Mirkhani (KP) had the wettest night and the highest monthly total of 67.8 mm.
On April 28 and 30, maximum daytime temperatures in Sibi and Jacobabad reached 49 degrees Celsius, topping the previous record of 48 degrees Celsius recorded on April 30, 2018.