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Thursday June 13, 2024

Beware Karachiites! A hotter day ahead with ‘feels like’ temperatures as high as 42°C

Residents of port city will feel extreme heat due to more moisture in air, says PMD

By Shawwala Aslam & Zarmeen Zehra
May 13, 2024
A large numbers of people are enjoying and cooling themselves during hot weather at the Seaview beach in Karachi on April 28, 2024. — PPI
A large numbers of people are enjoying and cooling themselves during hot weather at the Seaview beach in Karachi on April 28, 2024. — PPI

KARACHI: The summer season's feel-like temperature in the port city to fluctuate between 40 to 42 degrees Celsius as residents will experience increase in heat for the next 24 hours.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said that the maximum temperature in Karachi will remain between 35°C to 37°C, while minimum will be recorded at 27.3°C.

The weather, the Met Office added, will likely remain hot and humid during the next 24 hours, adding that Karachiites will feel extreme heat due to more moisture in the air.

Winds in the city, as per the PMD, are blowing at a speed of 11 kilometres per hour, while humidity is 70%.

"A slight improvement in the weather is expected by the evening," said weather analyst Jawwad Memon, adding that the atmosphere is likely to remain partly cloudy in the evening.

Meanwhile, PMD has also warned a possibility of an increase in the temperature across the country due to heatwave this month.

The Met Office said that the weather will be hot and dry in most parts of the country throughout this week, while it will be "very hot" in the southern regions.

The meteorological department said the intensity of heat in Islamabad has not yet increased due to the rains in April and May, but the upcoming days are going to be very hot.

Meteorology Department's Director General Mahr Sahibzad Khan said more than normal rains will be recorded in Pakistan this year, which is likely to affect Sindh and Balochistan the most.

From now on, he said, the temperature will start increasing due to which the areas in South Punjab will also be under the influence of heatwave.

Meteorologists have advised citizens to cover their heads and drink plenty of water to keep themselves safe during the heatwave.