Heatwave persists in Karachi as mercury soars


KARACHI: A heatwave is expected to persist in Pakistan’s financial hub on Sunday as the temperature rose to 35 degrees Celsius early in the morning, with the Meteorological Department predicting that the mercury may further increase in the day.


Forecasting dry and hot weather for Sunday, the Met Office says low winds are blowing from North West with 26 percent humidity in the air.

The weather department predicts that the mercury will rise above 40 degrees and may stay between 41 and 43 degrees Celsius during the next 24 hours. Temperatures touched a peak of 43 degrees on Saturday.

The Sindh government has declared an emergency in all the hospitals across Karachi, directing the staff to be present on duty.

Keeping in view hundreds of casualties from sizzling heat in Karachi in the month of June this year, weather experts have advised the city’s residents to consume more water and remain indoors in the face of rising temperature that is likely to last for at least two more days.