MIRPURKHAS: The severe weather and scorching heat on Sunday forced people to stay indoors in the district. Almost all markets and roads presented a deserted look due to severe weather conditions. Muhammad Tarique, a poultry shopkeeper, said that a few people came to his shop on Sunday due to the blazing sun. Though Ramazan has started and on such days people mostly shop more in connection with the holy month.Various shopkeepers at Satellite Town, Bhan Singh Abad also closed down their shops for three to four hours in the noon to keep themselves safe from scorching heat. The Met Office has forecast hot and dry weather for the city and its suburbs for the next 24 hours. On Sunday, maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded as 43.3 degree Celsius and 38.2 degree Celsius, respectively.