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Temperature may climb to 40 °C in Karachi today

KARACHI: Residents of the metropolis are likely to experience hot weather today with the mercury expected to touch 38 to 40 Celsius degrees. According to the Pakistan Metrological Department, the hot spell will continue to grip Karachi today as the temperature is expected to surge to 38 to 40 °C during the day. The city is currently under the influence of hot and dry winds owing to low pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. A weatherman said this low pressure areas can develop into storm which may…

Hot and dry weather forecast for Karachi

KARACHI: Hot and dry weather will grip Karachi on Saturday (today) and is likely to prevail in the coming few more days, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).  PMD director Abdul Rasheed said the people of Karachi will witness an increase in the temperatures from September 22 to Sept 26.  The mercury is likely to touch 38 °C today and tomorrow (Sunday), he added. The met official said the hot weather will begin to neutralise in the metropolis from Sept 26. Meanwhile, the Met Office said a…

Karachiites brave very hot weather, power cuts

KARACHI: With K-Electric having stepped up load-shedding to meet the electricity shortfall, residents of the provincial capital experienced very hot and dry weather on Saturday as the temperature crossed the mark of 40 degrees Celsius. According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature recorded in the city was 42 degrees Celsius while it felt like around 44 degrees Celsius. The power utility's carrying out up to 10 to 12 hours of announced and unannounced load-shedding further compounded the misery of…

Drizzle turns weather pleasant in Lahore

LAHORE: After hot and dry days in the provincial capital Lahore, the weather turned pleasant after drizzle in different parts of the city on Sunday morning.  According to the Metrological department, the maximum temperature in the city was recorded 39 degrees Celsius while minimum 22 degrees Celsius. Rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi,Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha divisions) Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.…

WATCH: It’s -62°C in this Russian region, even people’s eyelashes are freezing

We were recently stunned to discover cold wave in the UK with temperature soaring to -8°C, but a region in Russia is witnessing a temperature that will give, literally, give you goosebumps – that is -62°C in Yakutia. For outsiders, yes it’s something really alarming, but for the netizens of Yakutia – it’s just another day. In recent days the temperature almost as low as it gets in Siberia, with Oymyakon - the coldest village in the world - recording an official low of -59C, according to Siberia Times. A new…

Global temperature to rise next year but not to set new record

LONDON: The global average temperature will rise again next year but is unlikely to set a new record due to the cooling effect from the La Nina weather phenomenon in the Pacific, Britain’s Met Office said on Thursday. The global average temperature rise for 2018 is forecast to be between 0.88 and 1.12 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average period 1850–1900. This corresponds to an increase of between 0.28 and 0.52 degrees C above a 1981–2010 long-term average of 14.3 degrees C. “2018 will be very warm…

Temperature drops as Karachi receives light rain

KARACHI: Light rain in different parts of the metropolis on Wednesday morning pushed the mercury down on the scale, intensifying the cold wave. People in the city woke up to light rain with overcast sky. The temperature dropped to 15°C following the drizzle, the Met Office said, and added the maximum temperature will be 28°C during the day and the minimum 10°C. It said drizzle will stop shortly and there are no chances of rainfall with cold and dry weather to grip the city. The weather department said that more…

VIDEO: Truck sinks into melting road after sweltering temperature

Scorching sun and sizzling weather are no strange phenomenon in the Gulf region but sometimes it takes a heavy toll on people living in the region. Currently, the temperature in the Gulf is hovering around 50°C and the residents cant just take it the way it is. A video is making rounds on the social media, showing a truck sunk into the street's asphalt as the roads are 'melting'. Though location of the video is unclear, but people who commented on the clip sees it as Saudi Arabia or Kuwait. But, we are not sure…

Cities may be 8 degrees Celsius hotter by 2100: study

PARIS: Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localised urban heating, some of the world's cities may be as much as eight degrees Celsius (14.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer by 2100, researchers warned Monday. Such a temperature spike can have dire consequences for the health of city-dwellers, robbing companies and industries of able workers, and put pressure on already strained natural resources such as water. The projection is based on the worst-case-scenario assumption that emissions of planet-warming greenhouse…

Met department forecasts hot and dry weather nationwide

KARACHI: Pakistan will experience mainly hot and dry weather in most parts of the country, and is likely to remain in the hot spell in upcoming days, weather department says. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, continental air is prevailing in most parts of the country. Karachi also witnessed a high temperature of 35 degrees centigrade on Saturday (today). The mercury is expected to rise further and reach 38 degrees Celsius in the next few days. Hot and dry weather is also expected in Multan,…