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Suspension of sea winds in Karachi soar temperature

KARACHI: The suspension of sea winds in Karachi soaring the temperature and humidity, citing the met office ARY News reported on Sunday.

The humidity in the port city increased to 83 percent, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

The weather in the city will remain warm and humid, while maximum temperature in the city could reach to 35 degree Celsius.

A depression in Arabian Sea can block the city’s soothing sea breeze, causing hot weather by pushing mercury upward, according to weather experts.

Soothing sea breeze have a cooling effect on weather in Karachi, which usually keeps the mercury level in the city below the mid-30s degrees Celsius even in the harshest of heat waves in the region.

In June, 2015, severe heatwave had caused over 1100 heat-related deaths in the city after suspension of winds to the city blowing from the Arabian Sea.

According to experts an unprecedented weather system – a huge and wide low pressure area that later turned into a depression – in the Arabian Sea formed some 400 kilometres away from Karachi and stopped the sea breeze.

The depression remained stationary in the Arabian Sea for a few days, increasing the temperature in Karachi by 10 degrees Celsius causing unprecedented number of deaths by excruciating weather in the month of Ramazan.

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