Karachi, Lahore under grip of severe heatwave

Karachi Lahore heat

KARACHI: The port city of Karachi and Punjab’s provincial capital Lahore are expected to experience severe heat on Tuesday, with temperatures expected to peak at 40 and 43 degrees Celsius respectively.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasts temperatures between 38°C and 40°C and humidity levels around 76% in Karachi. The minimum temperature may drop to 30.5°C.

Yesterday, the city experienced a “feels like” temperature of 51°C at around 2 pm.

The Chief Meteorologist at PMD Sardar Sarfaraz told a local news channel that Karachi will remain under intense heat for the next three days due to the interruption of sea breezes, increasing the heat’s severity.

Meanwhile in Lahore the city is once again gripped by a heatwave, with temperatures expected to reach 43 degrees Celsius today, according to the Meteorological Department. The minimum temperature is expected to be recorded at 31 degrees Celsius.

Karachi to face intense heatwave for the next two days

Humidity levels in Lahore stand at 54 percent, while winds are expected to blow at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour, further impacting the weather conditions.

Health professionals advise avoiding outside food and drinks and recommend boiling water before consumption. ORS and water intake are crucial to prevent dehydration.

Residents are cautioned to stay indoors, especially between 11 am and 3 pm, to avoid direct sun exposure. Experts suggest wearing light-coloured, loose clothing and covering the head when going outside to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses.

The PMD issued a heatwave warning, predicting extreme temperatures for various southern regions of the country.

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