KARACHI: Heatstroke camps established by different municipalities in the city largely remained empty on Sunday, despite the mercury touching 39 degrees centigrade. According to a doctor present at the heatstroke camp at Nipa Chowrangi, Dr Ahmad Jamal, throughout the day only one patient was brought to their camp that was not in a severe condition. He said due to the weekend, the roads were already deserted and not many people ventured out unnecessarily. According to an official present at the heatstroke camp near Kamran Chowrangi, not a single patient was affected by heatwave. On the other hand, Regional Meteorological Centre, Karachi, director Abdul Rashid told The Express Tribune that the highest temperature recorded on Sunday was 39 degree centigrade at around 1pm. After that, he said, the temperature started to decrease. From today (Monday), he said the temperature will gradually start becoming normal.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2016.