Karachi set to record 41 degrees Celsius

Frequent power outages exacerbate woes

News Desk March 27, 2018
Met office asks citizens to take safety measures to avoid heat strokes. PHOTO: AFP

Karachi temperatures are expected to hit a high of 41 degrees Celsius, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The nation's pre-eminent city has been in the grip of scorching temperatures for days. Weather conditions have taken a toll on citizens' lives with widespread fears of heat strokes.

Met office says brace for a long, hot summer

According to the Meteorological Office, temperatures will hit 36 degrees Celsius around noon and rise to 41 degrees later in the afternoon. Moisture in the air is expected to remain at 12%. Due to low moisture, the intensity of heat will be higher.

The Met Office has advised citizens on measures needed to prevent heat strokes. Experts said people should not leave their houses unless necessary and drink plenty of fluids. Heads should be covered before going out.

Karachi to witness soaring temperatures today

Yesterday, mercury in Karachi touched a high of 39 degrees. A marked increase in temperatures has left residents restless. Frequent power outages have exacerbated woes.


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AAM | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Ammar Group: Lack of trees, high rise buildings, overpopulation, increase in emission of dangerous gases from factories and cars, rising levels of hydro carbon signatures and increase in poor hygiene conditions.
Baligur | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Low humidity (moisture content in the air) is better than high humidity. Low humidity is better because perspiration is more effective at cooling you than when humidity is high. Humidity increases in May and June and that's why those two months feel like the hottest of the year even though the temperature isn't higher.
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