KARACHI: After a week of very hot weather in Karachi, the city will likely receive light rain tomorrow (Sunday) due to low pressure in the Arabian Sea, ARY News reported on Saturday.
The Meteorological Office informs that a strong low pressure area has formed in the Northeast Arabian Sea and its surrounding areas. Low pressure is likely to move West or Northwest and strengthen into a depression at night.
Under his influence, scattered dust / thunderstorms are likely to hit the districts of Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Thatta, Umerkot and Hyderabad on October 17-18, according to office estimates.
In Karachi, the weather is partly cloudy with high winds likely today and light rain and dust storms tomorrow, according to the weather department.
It is important to mention here that Karachi in the past week experienced an unusual early winter heat wave after high pressure developed in the Central Asia region.
The Met Office on Tuesday had predicted that the heat wave in Karachi could subside from Friday.
A severe heat wave hit Karachi and other parts of Sindh in June 2015. It caused the death of around 2,000 people due to dehydration and heat stroke.
“Between 2000 and 2019, extreme temperatures accounted for 13 percent of all catastrophic deaths worldwide, with the majority (91 percent) due to heat waves,” said the report by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
United Nations agencies record major weather-related disasters during the first two decades of the 21st century. Most notable of these were the May and June 2015 heat waves in India and Pakistan which resulted in 2,248 and 1,229 deaths, respectively.