Three-day heatwave to hit Karachi today, alert issued

Three-day heatwave to hit Karachi today, alert issued
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KARACHI: The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert for Karachi, warning that temperature may reach 45 degree centigrade on Tuesday.

The extremely hot weather conditions are likely to continue till Thursday, said Pakistan Meteorological Department.

Sea breeze will remain cut-off and wind from northwest to north will dominate, the Met Office said.

Maximum temperature, during the heatwave period, will remain between 40C to 45C.

Amid sweltering weather conditions, hours-long loadshedding has also multiplied miseries of people in Karachi and other cities of Sindh.

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country on Tuesday.

Precautions

Medical experts have advised people to take precautions in order to keep themselves safe from the heatwave .

People should avoid going out from their homes and offices unless important and keep themselves hydrated and keep a wet handkerchief at all times.

They added that the people should drink ORS if they are feeling weak but avoid consuming beverages from makeshift stalls as typhoid is rapidly spreading in the city.

in Dadu, Lasbella, Jaccobabad, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, and 47°C in Sibbi, Moenjodaro and Bhakkar.

On Monday, the maximum temperature was recorded 50°C in Turbat area of Balochistan, 49°C in Dadu, Jaccobabad, Moenjodaro, Sukkur and 48°C in Lasbella, Larkana and Rahim Yar Khan.

Forecast for Tuesday:

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts, while very hot in Sindh, south/central Punjab, D.I.Khan, Sibbi, Makran divisions.

Rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds/duststorm is expected at few places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Forecast for Wednesday:

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts, while very hot in Sindh, south/central Punjab, D.I.Khan, Sibbi, Makran divisions.

Past 24 hours weather:

Weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country, while very hot and upper Sindh, Makran, Sibbi, Sargodha divisions.

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