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Karachi to experience warm weekend as Met office issues heat wave alert

KARACHI: Karachiites should brace themselves for a warm weekend as the city’s temperature is bound to soar between 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, ARY News reported.

According to details, the Met office has issued an alert for the upcoming three days for Karachi. From April 22-24, the city is expected to experience a warm temperature. Medical experts have cautioned citizens to drape their heads with wet cloth when going outside and to consume water and lassi rather than cold drinks. Citizens have also been advised to make maximum use of water and eat lightly.

Karachi Heatwave notice by MET

Last year during the summer, more than one thousand people died in Karachi due to an intense heat wave which had swept the city. The heat wave had taken place during the holy month of Ramazan, when most of the people were fasting.

“Day temperatures will gradually increase on Friday from 38C to 40C on Sunday and then it will start decreasing attaining the normal level on Wednesday. Winds will start blowing from the sea restoring the sea breeze, it said.

The  Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had also issued a warning and urged Karachiites not to partake in ‘unnecessary’ outing from Friday till Sunday, since it is expected that the temperature would rise. The advisory was issued by the director health services KMC.

Also read: Looming heatwave: Karachiites urged to avoid ‘unnecessary’ outing for three days

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