Heat wave continues to grip Karachi
KARACHI: The ongoing spell of heat wave will continue to grip the port city of Karachi today.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), residents of the metropolis will experience decrease in the temperature from Saturday evening.
The temperature is expected to touch 40 degrees Celsius later in the day as the temperature recorded in the morning was 29 degrees Celsius with 60 per cent humidity in the air.
Southwestern winds from the sea are blowing across the city at a speed of 12 kilometer per hour.
Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country, while very hot in south Punjab and Sindh. However, dust and thunderstorm along rain is expected at isolated places in Malakand division, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Thunderstorm with gusty winds is also expected in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions and Islamabad during (evening/night).
In the past 24 hours, weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country, while very hot in south Punjab and Sindh. However, dust and thunderstorm along with rain occurred at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
The maximum temperature recorded in the country was 44°C in Chhor, 43°C in Mithi, Jaccobabad, Lasbella, Mirpurkhas 43°C, Thatta, and 42°C in Turbat, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Karachi.