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Karachi to observe heatwave from tomorrow

Karachi to observe heatwave from tomorrow
May 17, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – The Heat Wave Early Warning Centre of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted heatwave in Karachi and suburbs from tomorrow (May 18). According to the MET Office, the mercury is expected to rise up to 42°C during daytime with the suspension of the sea breeze towards the port city. “A moderate heat wave is likely to occur in Karachi and suburban areas from 18 May to 20/21 May 2020,” the met office said in its advisory. The day time maximum temperatures may rise to 40-42ºCelsius during the period, the met office said. “Surface wind flow will generally be from Northwest/West till afternoon turning to Southwest in the evening during the period,” according to the weather advisory. The citizens have been advised to remain careful and in shade especially during peak temperature hours from 11 am to 04 pm. About today’s weather forecast, the PMD said the mercury can go up to 38 degrees Celsius in the city during the day with 55 per cent humidity recorded in the air this afternoon. Karachi experienced its first heatwave of 2020 from May 5 to 8. The heatwave coincides with the last week of Ramadan, when shopping activities are usually at their peak due to Eidul Fitr.