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Searing weather to torment Karachi for three to four more days

KARACHI: Searing summer heat continued to hit the port city hard for at least three to four days more, the met office said in a weather advisory on Monday.  

According to an advisory of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), hot to very hot weather is likely to prevail in Karachi during next three to four days and maximum temperature is expected to remain in the range of 42 to 44 degree Centigrade during the period.

The sea breeze is likely to remain cut-off and wind from the north-west is expected to prevail during this period of scorching weather.

The citizens have been advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to open places during the extremely hot weather.

Nawabshah, Hyderabad, Jacobabad and other cities of the interior of Sindh, Lahore and several citize of Punjab experiencing extremely hot weather.

Board of Intermediate Education Karachi has cancelled the intermediate examinations, scheduled on 21 to 23 May and will announce the new dates later, a statement said.

A spokesperson of the Climate Change Ministry said that the World Meteorological Department’s reports show that annual average temperature in Pakistan has jumped up by roughly 0.5°C, which has led to five-fold rise in heat wave days over last 30 years. Besides, the country’s annual temperature is well on path to rise by 3°C to 5°C due to a heat-trapping global carbon emissions.

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