Karachi weather update: For those who had thought that the new month would bring relief from the heat are in for some bad news.
Instead of respite from this hot and muggy weather, the temperatures are expected to soar in the upcoming days.
Karachi Weather Update: Heatwave Warning Over Next 24 Hours!
According to Weather Updates PK, Karachi is to witness another short-term heat wave over the next 24 hours.
The temperatures are expected to reach up to 40-42 degrees Celsius due to the arrival of Weak Western disturbance, causing sea breeze to start diminishing, resulting in the increase in temperature.
Karachi is not the only city that is being affected by climate changes.
On April 30th, other cities around the country too experienced sweltering heat and extreme temperatures. While Larkana Padidan, Moen-jo-daro and Sukkur recorded temperatures reaching 49 degrees Celsius; Dadu, Rohri and Rahim Yar Khan saw temperatures rising to 48 degrees Celsius.
Ramzan Weather Update
The Met office has predicted that the month of Ramzan would be hot and dry with very chances of showers bringing relief from the heat.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Director General PMD Dr. Ghulam Rasul said that the months of May and June would be hotter than usual. According to him,
“There are chances of frequent heat waves during May and June with few showers,”
Precautions during Heat Wave
The hot and dry spell over the next couple of days means that extra precautions are a must. Following are some precautions that one must observe to stay cool during the heat wave.
- Stay hydrated and drink as much water as you can
- Avoid going outdoors unnecessarily
- Keep your house cool and ventilated
- Avoid eating hot, oily and heavy food
Apart from that, we suggest that you keep some water outside in shade for birds and animals as they too suffer from extreme heat.
This is not the first time that Karachiites will have to “bear the heat”. June 2015 saw the deadliest heat wave resulting in the death of 1200 people and leaving more than 40,000 people suffering from heatstroke and heat exhaustion.
Seeing all this has us wishing for some rain – don’t you? What are you doing to tackle the heat? Let us know in the comments below!
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