The residents of Karachi will have to be wary of the rising mercury as Met Office has issued a heatwave warning. The moderate heatwave is likely to persist for 2-3 days.
The maximum temperature is expected to rise to 42o C in the city. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has attributed the heatwave to the continued suspension of the sea breeze in Karachi.
The heatwave comes in the aftermath of Vayu Cyclone which earlier threatened to hit the coastal areas of Pakistan.
A PMD official said that the heatwave may be accompanied by a slight drizzle following which extremely hot weather can be expected.
Some areas of Karachi may have light rain or drizzle on Thursday along with a dust storm but we are expecting very hot and humid weather in the days ahead, at least up to Sunday.
According to the daily weather update by the watchdog, hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country on Thursday.
In the last 24 hours (ending 6 pm Wednesday), Astore witnessed 62mm rainfall whereas Skardu received 44mm. 48°C was recorded on Wednesday in Sibbi and Larkana whereas Jaccobabad’s temperature was recorded at 47°C.
The citizens of Karachi must take precautionary measures to save themselves from the scorching heat.