Heatwave in Pakistan: Will Karachi bear effects of scorching weather?

Mercury in most parts of country may cross 49°C to 51°C, breaking highest-ever temperature record during next 10 days

By
Uneeba Zameer Shah
Youths take a dip in a stream collecting water from a damaged water line to cool off on a hot summer day in Karachi on May 13, 2024, amid the ongoing heatewave. — AFP

As the summer season tightens its grip almost all over Pakistan, a heatwave is likely to sizzle most parts of the country, mainly Sindh and Punjab for the next 10 days, Geo News reported on Saturday.

A private weather forecasting agency has said that the plains of Sindh and Punjab will be affected by the current heatwave, during which the temperature may witness a surge of 5 to 7 degrees Celsius.

The mercury in the said areas may cross 49°C to 51°C, breaking the highest-ever temperature record in the next 10 days, the agency forecast.

Meanwhile, the temperature in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and surrounding areas may rise as high as 40°C to 43°C during the extremely hot weather.

However, the meteorological agency said that the situation will remain comparatively better in Karachi.

Though the port city will remain under the effects of the heatwave and the temperature may rise as high as 40°C on some days, but will mostly remain between 36°C to 39°C during the next 10 days.

The intensity of the current heatwave is likely to diminish in the first week of June, the weather agency added.