Heatwave: Mercury shoots to 44 degree in Karachi, maximum 50 in four cities
KARACHI: The fresh spell of heatwave has once again left residents of Karachi utterly drained as the mercury touches 44 degree Celsius on the scale today, MET office reported.
The relentless hot winds in the city are whipping the city as humidity level has reduced to 40 – 50 %. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned that the recent heatwave may prolong till Thursday, and from Friday, the weather in the port city may recede to 38-40 degree Celsius.
The weather condition in other parts of Pakistan is persistently hot. With 50 degree Celsius, Turbat, Lasbela, Larkana and Moenjodaro are sizzling with the highest temperature in Pakistan today.
The mercury is hovering between 45-47 degree Celsius in Hyderabad, 47-49 degree Celsius in Sukkur, 43-45 degree Celsius in Faisalabad, 43-45 degree Celsius in Sargodha, 43-45 degree Celsius in Lahore, 43-45 degree Celsius in Multan and 39-41 degree Celsius in Islamabad.
Multiple heatwave camps have been set up alongside roads in different parts of Karachi to provide immediate medical and physical help to the people suffering the brunt of the searing weather.
As long as 12 hours power outages in some parts of the metropolis have added to the woes of its residents. The people are protesting against prolonged load shedding and also complaining against the fluctuation in voltage that is damaging electric appliances in homes.
The power utility, K-Electric, on the other hand, has said that the impression of unscheduled or extra load-shedding in the metropolis is wrong.