Met Office issues heatwave advisory in Karachi

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a heatwave advisory in Karachi raising the fears of the public.

Met Office says that temperature in the provincial capital is likely to reach sweltering 41 degrees today.

According to the advisory, the first week of Ramazan will reel under high temperature. Met Office has asked the citizens to adopt caution and refrain going out from their houses without necessity between 11am and 4pm.

The concerned departments have also been advised to continue uninterrupted provision of water and electricity in the city to avoid any untoward situation.

The economic hub has been suffering loadshedding of 10-12 hours despite the mercury level remaining high and arrival of Ramazan.

Met Office says that the weather will possibly turn better following light drizzle in the city after June 15.

Karachi witnessed the deadliest heatwave three years ago, the one that Pakistan had seen in over 50 years.

The scorching heat spell begun on June 19 that year and continued for more than five days. It left at least 1200 people dead while 40,000 suffered heatstroke and exhaustion.

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