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Karachi Heatwave Alert: PMD Issues Safety Precautions!

Karachi Heatwave Alert: PMD Issues Safety Precautions!

Karachi Heatwave Alert: PMD Issues Safety Precautions!

Karachi Heatwave Alert: PMD Issues Safety Precautions!

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  • Sindh, including Karachi and Hyderabad, is bracing for a heatwave.
  • Temperatures are expected to rise significantly from May 21 to May 27.
  • Residents should stay indoors during peak heat hours and stay hydrated.
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Sindh, including its major cities of Karachi and Hyderabad, is gearing up for an impending heatwave. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasts a significant rise in day temperatures from May 21 to May 23, with an increase of 4 to 6°C above the usual.

The heatwave is expected to intensify from May 23 to May 27, with temperatures soaring 6 to 8°C above the norm. This extreme weather is due to a shallow westerly wave over the upper regions of Pakistan, which is expected to persist for the next 24 hours.

Forecast for Major Cities:

  • Karachi and Hyderabad: Residents should prepare for hot and dry conditions from Sunday evening through Tuesday. Gusty winds and windstorms are also expected in the afternoons.
  • Temperature Predictions:
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  • Karachi: Maximum temperatures will range from 37–39 °C on Monday, rising to 38–40 °C on Tuesday.
  • Hyderabad: Even higher temperatures are forecasted, with ranges from 44–46 °C on Monday and 45–47 °C on Tuesday.

Current Conditions:

  • Over the past 24 hours, hot and dry weather has prevailed in Karachi, Hyderabad, and most districts of Sindh.
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  • Nawabshah recorded the highest temperature in the province at 49°C, with a morning relative humidity of 44%.
  • Karachi and Hyderabad also experienced high temperatures, recording 40°C and 45°C, respectively, with morning relative humidity at 68% in Karachi and 34% in Hyderabad.

Safety Precautions:

Residents are advised to:

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  • Stay indoors during peak heat hours (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
  • Stay hydrated, and avoid sugary or caffeinated beverages.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing, and use sunscreen when outdoors.
  • Farmers should adjust their crop management and fieldwork schedules to avoid peak heat times.
  • Livestock owners should provide ample shade and water to protect animals from the heat.
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By following these guidelines, residents can mitigate the risks associated with the heatwave and ensure their safety and well-being. Stay tuned to local news and weather reports for further updates.

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