Karachi to face intense heatwave for the next two days

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KARACHI: The intensity of heat in Karachi is continuously increasing, with today’s temperatures expected to reach a sweltering 40 degrees Celsius. Due to the high humidity levels, the heat could feel as intense as 45 degrees Celsius, causing discomfort and concern among residents.

As of Monday morning, the city’s temperature stands at 31 degrees Celsius, with a minimum temperature recorded at 29 degrees Celsius overnight. The humidity ratio in the air is currently at 78%, exacerbating the heat’s impact.

Winds are presently blowing at a speed of 15 kilometres per hour, with forecasts predicting an increase to 20 kilometres per hour throughout the day. Despite the wind, the absence of sea breezes has left the city sweltering under the intense heat and humidity.

The temperature is expected to hover around 40 degrees Celsius for the rest of the day, potentially feeling hotter than 45 degrees due to the high humidity. There is no chance of rain, leaving Karachi residents to face the full brunt of the heat.

Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz has said that the current heat wave will continue for the next two days. The ongoing heatwave has caused significant discomfort among Karachi’s residents. Public health officials are advising people to stay indoors during peak heat hours, stay hydrated, and take necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

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