KARACHI: While the rest of the country is experiencing rainfall, residents of Karachi braced 41℃ on Saturday evening due to the absence of sea breeze.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the temperature in the port city is set to increase due to the presence of low wind pressure in the Madhya Pradesh province of India. In the next few days, the mercury is likely to exceed 39℃.
Severe hot weather to continue
PMD Director Abdul Rasheed told The Express Tribune that a low-pressure system that developed over the Bay of Bengal has gradually reached Madhya Pradesh. The low-pressure system, he said, will cause rainfall in Punjab while Sindh will only get hot and dry weather.
The hot spell is expected to end after September 25. "This isn't a heat wave," he clarified and added that even in the past, the last days of September had remained hot and dry.
Karachi hit by heatwave as temperature reaches 44˚C
On Saturday, the minimum temperature recorded in Karachi was 25℃, while the humidity recorded was 77%. On Sunday, the temperature is expected to remain high.
Karachi is already witnessing its driest monsoon spell in the last two decades with nearly zero millimetres (mm) of precipitation recorded by the PMD. The monsoon season in the provincial capital starts from July and lasts till the middle of September and yet no significant rainfall has been recorded till now at the end of the season.
Prospects of rainfall in October are also very less.
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