A 62-year heat record broke in July, with temperatures exceeding 42 degrees Celsius in Karachi.
Meteorological Department stated that the maximum temperature recorded in Karachi today was 42.6 degrees. Earlier, on July 3, 1958, the temperature was recorded at 42.2 degrees.
July’s average temperature was 33.3 degrees Celsius in the Meteorological Department’s 30-year record, but July this year was the hottest in 62 years.
Earlier in the day, a 38-year-old record of heat was broken in Karachi when the mercury touched 42 degrees at 3 pm.
According to the Meteorological Department, on July 22, 1982, the temperature in Karachi was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius.
The torrential rains that followed the record heat changed the temperature in the city and reduced the intensity of the heat.