Karachi likely to experience fresh spell of heat wave over next few days

Karachi: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned citizens to brace themselves for temperatures as mercury to remain between 40°C to 43°C during next five to six days.

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According to PMD temperature in Karachi is expected to reach 43° Celsius on Saturday.

Three years ago, Karachi experienced the deadliest heatwave Pakistan had seen in over 50 years.

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Starting June 19 that year, the coastal city witnessed sweltering heat that continued for more than five days and in its wake left over 1,200 people dead and 40,000 suffering from heatstroke and heat exhaustion.

Earlier, Temperatures soared to 50.2° Celsius in Nawabshah, Sindh on  in what might just be the highest temperature ever reliably measured on Earth during April.

A meteorologist at Meteo France, Etienne Kapikian, posted the observation on Twitter.

According to Dr. Seemi Jamali, head of emergency at JPMC, children and pregnant women are at greater risk during high temperatures.

Here are some basic precautionary measures citizens can take to beat sweltering heat during the first week of Ramazan:

Avoid making unnecessary outdoor trips during the day

Try staying under shades and shelters when outdoors

 

Wear loose-fitting, light coloured clothes and wear caps

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