Met Office cautions Karachi of likely heat wave from May 1-3

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Division on Saturday cautioned {that a} warmth wave is prone to grip the Karachi metropolis throughout Could 1st–third, ARY Information reported.

Warmth Wave Early Warning Centre of the PMD has knowledgeable town authorities and the general public that throughout the three days’ span most temperature in day would vary between 40-42 Celsius. Winds movement will likely be from North/Northwest throughout day-times, the met workplace mentioned.

The low strain within the Arabian Sea hampers routine sea breeze to town throughout the warmth wave and scorching and dry winds might blow from north and northwest, the warmth wave warning centre mentioned.

The temperatures from April 28-30 will likely be between 37-39 Celsius, the met division knowledgeable.
The climate warning has suggested the authorities and all stakeholders to take precautionary measures.

The heatwave early warning centre on the Met Workplace began working from April 1st and can stay useful until October 21, an official mentioned in an earlier assertion.

Chief Meteorologist of PMD Abdul Rasheed mentioned that these measures had been adopted in 2016 to avert the disaster like state of affairs as soon as witnessed in the summertime of 2015 by which many individuals misplaced their lives.

The Karachi Metropolitan Company has issued a well being advisory not too long ago for security of basic public.

The well being advisory issued by KMC’s Senior Director for Well being Providers Dr Birbal Genani requested folks to drink extra water within the present climate.

“Cowl your head. Don’t unnecessarily exit of your own home between 11:00am and three:00pm. Put on gentle gown,” mentioned the well being advisory.

In Could final 12 months, the spell of heatwave had left residents of Karachi totally drained because the mercury touched 44 diploma Celsius on the dimensions.

Warmth Wave 2015

A extreme warmth wave with temperatures as excessive as 49 °C struck Pakistan’s southern components in June 2015. It brought about the deaths of about 2,00zero folks from dehydration and warmth stroke, largely in Sindh province and its capital metropolis, Karachi. The warmth wave additionally claimed the lives of zoo animals and numerous agricultural livestock.

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