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Karachi Heatwave likely to subside tomorrow: weather report

KARACHI: The heatwave with hot to very hot weather is likely to continue today and subside by Sunday (tomorrow) early warning centre of the Met Office said in an advisory on Saturday.

Maximum temperature in Karachi has hit 43 ºCelsius in Karachi on Saturday in the ongoing heatwave, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

The met office had earlier predicted maximum temperature likely to range between 40-42 ºCelsius today and decrease to 37/38 ºC tomorrow.

Wind direction will generally be from north/northeast today, the Met Office said.

The Met Office had earlier informed that the hot to very hot weather will likely to persist in Karachi from Wednesday till Saturday.

“Usually, average temperatures remain 32.5 degree Celsius in March in the city,” a weather official had said. The daytime temperatures are expected to remain above normal by 04 to 06°Celsius upto Saturday, he added.

Dusty winds are expected in the city during the hot spell, Director General Meteorological Department said.

The met department has advised citizens to observe caution during the hot hours. People have also been advised to avoid exposure to open sun especially during 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, peak heat hours, and use plenty of drinks.

The Met Office had earlier warned that Sindh, Southern Punjab, eastern and southern Balochistan will remain in the grip of very hot and dry weather from Tuesday to to Saturday.

Dusty winds are expected in Sindh and Balochistan during the hot spell.

Met office said that due to change of winds direction from southwest to north or northeast, hot to very hot and dry weather will prevail in Karachi.

PMD had also predicted suspension of the sea breeze in daytime, which will add to further soaring of the temperature in the port city.

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