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Mercury to cross 32°C again as Karachi heat wave continues

Mercury to cross 32°C again as Karachi heat wave continues
May 4, 2019
KARACHI (92 News) – The Karachi heat wave will continue on Saturday as mercury likely to cross 32 °C again. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) warned the citizens that the mercury is likely to touch 43 degree Celsius.Weather conditions are due to the change in the wind direction as well as the sea breeze coming to a standstill. Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country in next 24 hours. Meanwhile, the sea winds have been closed and the weather became more dry and hot. The low pressure in the Arabian Sea hampers routine sea breeze to the city during the heat wave and hot and dry winds could blow from north and northwest, the heat wave warning centre said.
Sindh Govt establishes 115 heatstroke centers
Sindh Government has established one hundred fifteen heatstroke centers in all parts of Karachi to facilitate the people. Heat emergency have been declared in all thirteen hospitals of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation while staff of these hospitals have been put on alert to cope with situation. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast heat wave in the city from tomorrow because of sea breeze. The PMD had issued an alert for Karachi, stating that during the first three days of May, maximum temperatures during the day will range from 40 to 42 degrees Celsius as the sea breeze halts. “Winds flow will be from North/Northwest during daytime. Authorities and all stakeholders are requested to take precautionary measures and keep themselves abreast for update from Met Office,” it said in a statement.