Heatwave to continue in Karachi today: Meteorological Department
KARACHI: Due to the suspension of the sea breeze, heatwave circumstances will continue in the metropolis today, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).
It said that the morning peak temperature recorded in the port city was 32 degrees Celsius, which is probably to shoot up to 40 degrees Celsius throughout the day. The humidity level was recorded at 53 percent.
The weather department said hot weather conditions will persist owing to suspension of the sea breeze and Karachiites will get respite once cyclone Vayu starts losing its intensity by June 16 (Sunday).
Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the countryِ, it said, adding thundershower/rain with dust and gusty winds is expected at scattered places in the coastal areas of Sindh, including Thatta, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Karachi divisions.
During the past 24 hours, the weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country. However, rain-thunderstorm occurred at isolated places in Malakand division and Kashmir.
The maximum temperature recorded in the country was 47°C in Sibbi and Turbat, followed by 46°C in Gwadar and Noorpurthal while Jaccobabad and Jiwani sizzled at 45°C.