Karachi sizzles at 42 °C in another day of extreme heatwave – doctors advise residents to stay indoors
According to Pakistan Met Department, severe heat wave will continue in Sindh including Karachi during next 24-36 hours.
The temperature at noon in Karachi was recorded 39 degrees Celsius and it reached 42 °C after four hours by 4pm.
Meanwhile, scattered rain/dust-thundershowers expected in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, while at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat , Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Zhob, Kallat divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
The highest maximum temperature recorded yesterday was 46 °C in Turbat, 43°C in Karachi, Sibbi, and Lasbella, while 42°C in Chorr and Thata.
Precautions to take as recommended by doctors
Experts said heatstroke is not a menace which cannot be dealt with in any sort of way. Doctors have advised citizens to refrain from traveling outside unless it is of absolute necessity; and then too with proper head covering. Also to keep a bottle of cold water with them at all times.
The Met Department has also predicted that Karachi’s surrounding areas will also experience a hot climate for the upcoming three to four days, as temperature is likely to exceed 40°C.
The government of Sindh has taken all necessary precautions to deal with any likely emergency. According to the Commissioner Karachi, all institutions including hospitals have been notified to adopt precautionary measures. K-Electric representative Ahmad Faraz has promised better measures this time around.
Experts have advised the public to avoid traveling in such a harsh climate and consume, as well as use, water as much as they can.
This past June, the heatwave in Karachi broke a 33 year record and took as many as 1800 lives across the country.