Karachi weather update: City sizzles at 'feels like' 51°C temperature

"During day, sea breeze will remain blocked, which will increase intensity of heat," says PMD

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Volunteers of Edhi Foundation cooling commuters with water in Karachi on Friday, June 21, 2024. — PPI
Volunteers of Edhi Foundation cooling commuters with water in Karachi on Friday, June 21, 2024. — PPI

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department's (PMD) Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz said Monday the port city will remain in the grip of partial heatwave during the next three days with mercury expected to exceed 40°C, while the intensity of the "feels like" temperature reached 51°C at around 2pm today.

"Karachi will remain under the grip of extremely hot and humid weather for the next three days. During this time, sea breeze will remain blocked during the day, which will increase the intensity of heat," Sarfaraz told Geo News.

Owing to the rising temperature in Karachi, the Met Office official has instructed citizens to protect themselves from the heat for the next two to three days, insisting on increasing the consumption of water and juices to ensure hydration.

The humidity level in the air is currently at 39%.

He added that the weather will remain hot and humid during this period, while the maximum temperature on Tuesday is likely to hover between 38°C and 40°C.

During the day, Balochistan's hot winds will continue to blow from the northwest, while sea breeze may resume in the evening. Temperatures, however, are expected to slightly drop from Wednesday with mercury likely to drop down to 39°C or 37°C.

The PMD has also forecast more than normal rains in southern parts of Sindh, including Karachi this year.

Monsoon rains may begin in the eastern parts of Sindh from July 2 or 3, while Karachi may also receive monsoon rains in the first week of July, he added.

Meanwhile, the weather in most parts of Sindh is likely to remain extremely hot for the next three days.

In Ghotki, Jacobabad, Dadu, Larkana, Shikarpur, the temperature may reach 46°C to 48°C, Hyderabad, Umarkot, Tharparkar and Badin are likely to experience temperatures ranging from 44°C to 46°C.

Chance of light rain with thundershowers in Tharparkar and Umarkot is likely this evening or tonight.