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Heatwave persists as temperature to touch 44°C in Karachi today

KARACHI: The metropolis continues to reel under very hot and dry weather in the month of fasting with the temperature likely to touch 44 degrees Celsius today as against Tuesday’s 43.3 °C.

The Pakistan Metrological Department said residents of the city will brave another hot day as the maximum temperature is expected to remain at 44°C today. Whereas, the minimum temperature in the city will be around 27 degrees Celsius. The level of humidity in the air is 13 per cent.

Met department director Abdul Rasheed said the current spell of heatwave will continue to torment the metropolis until Thursday and the temperature will begin to drop from Friday.

He said that cooler sea breeze remains cut off and continental winds from Balochistan prevail, resulting in the low level of humidity and pushing the temperature even higher.

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country and light rain is expected at a few places in Malakand division and Gilgit-Baltistan, according to today’s forecast.

Meanwhile, Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh has urged people to adopt precautionary measures to avoid heat stroke during the current hot weather.

According to PDMA, people should avoid going out unnecessarily during the peak-heat hours and cover heads as preventive measures.

It further says that in case of heat stroke the patient should be shifted to hospital after necessary first aid procedure.

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