Karachi continues to swelter as heatwave persists

Weather condition to ease out by Monday, says PMD

Our Correspondent June 15, 2019
The Pakistan meteorological department has predicted that the weather will remain dry and hot on May 27 with the temperature likely to range between 38˚C and 40˚C. PHOTO: PPI

Karachi will continue to swelter on Saturday as temperatures are expected to remain 40 degrees Celsius or higher as the port city remains under the grip of a heatwave triggered by Cyclone Vayu in the Arabian Sea.

A notification issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) stated that temperatures are expected to remain between 39˚C  to 41˚C  until Monday.

"The persistent heat wave is likely to continue today with a temperature range of 39-41 o C. The condition is likely to ease out by tomorrow evening and from Monday onward it will subside," read an alert posted on the PMD website.

Impact of the heatwave was also felt on Thursday when humidity level exceeded 60 per cent and southwestern winds blowing from the sea remained suspended during the day. Northeastern winds from Balochistan prevailed in the city.

According to the Met Office, the temperature rose to 40˚C on Thursday and humidity level reached 51 per cent during the daytime, as the heat index peaked to 56 degrees Celsius on Thursday.




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