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Karachi to experience heatwave from May 5 till 8

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st May, 2020. 12:57 pm
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Temperature to soar next week as Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that Karachi to experience a heatwave from May 5-8th.

As per details, due to a likely change in the direction of winds said Pakistan Meteorological Department, Karachi to experience a heatwave from May 5-8th. The Met Department said temperature is expected to range from 40 to 42 degrees Celsius. Moreover it said dry winds from the south and south-west will push the mercury up on the scale turning the metropolis weather hot.

PMD said today,  the temperature can soar up to 37 degrees Celsius in Karachi during the day with 63 percent humidity recorded in the air this afternoon. Meanwhile, the Met office said mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours.

However, rain-thunderstorm with winds is expected at few places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, upper Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Temperature of some major cities recorded on Friday morning:

Islamabad 18 degree centigrade, Lahore 25, Karachi 28, Peshawar 22, Quetta 16, Gilgit 13, Murree 15 and Muzaffarabad 17 degrees centigrade.

Earlier on April 12th a mild heatwave gripped Karachi when mercury soared to 40.3 degrees Celsius (°C) after the sea breeze halted in the day hours. The temperature reached 40.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday afternoon as the city is in the grip of a brief and mild heatwave.

Let it be known that, in June 2015, the deadly heat wave in Karachi reportedly killed at least 1000 people due to soaring temperatures.

On the other hand, Sindh on Friday is witnessing strict lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak in the province.

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