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Very hot weather, load-shedding pile misery on Karachiites

KARACHI: Residents of the metropolis braved very hot and dry weather on Sunday as the mercury soared to 42 degrees Celsius.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the sea breeze has stopped blowing in Karachi, pushing the temperature to 42 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature recorded in the city today was 42 degrees Celsius while the minimum 29 degrees.

The level of the humidity recorded in the city in the morning was 50 per cent and expected to remain 40 per cent in the evening.

The city is likely to remain in the grip of the ongoing spell of heatwave till Wednesday, a weatherman said.

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at a few places in Malakand, Hazara divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, according to the forecast.

K-Electric is carrying out extended hours of load-shedding, piling up miseries on residents of the city reeling under heatwave.

The PMD has cautioned deputy commissioners of all the districts in the city to take necessary measures to protect people from the ongoing searing weather. K-Electric and other civic institutions have also been advised by the Met department to ensure uninterrupted supply of water and power and medical preparations in hospitals to address the patients of heatstroke and other related health problems.

In other parts of Sindh, weather will remain extremely hot. Larkana, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Dadu, Badin and other cities are likely to experience up to 50 degree Celsius today, MET office warned.

Balochistan and some plain regions of Punjab are also likely to brave extreme temperature today.

However, PMD has predicted chances of downpour in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Rawalpindi, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit.

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