Karachi Likely to Witness a Heatwave After 30 March

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast that the temperature in Karachi may reach 39°C after 30 March, with the possibility of a heatwave.

It added that the intensity of the heat in the port city is expected to increase from tomorrow onwards.


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According to the Karachi Director of the PMD, Sardar Sarfaraz, the temperature is likely to be 4°C to 6°C higher than usual.

The average temperature in Karachi during March was 32.4°C and is expected to rise from 36°C to 38°C.

The director explained that the wind direction will change because of the departure of the western system and that dry and hot winds will blow from the northwest in Karachi.


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The PMD also forecast dry weather for many parts of the country today, and cloudy weather with chances of rain in some areas in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and the Potohar region in the morning.