Temperature To Soar Up To 46°C In Several Areas Of Karachi

The Met Department has ruled out the possibility of rain in the city for the next five to seven days.

Temperature To Soar Up To 46°C In Several Areas Of Karachi

The recent heat wave that has engulfed the city for the past several weeks has left Karachiites in agony, and it appears that it is going to last as temperatures are predicted to soar as high as 46°C in some areas of the city today. 

According to meteorologists, it may get as high as 46°C in coastal communities including Korangi, Defence, and Clifton.

The Met department has ruled out the chance of rain in the megalopolis for the next five to seven days, emphasizing that the current hot wave in the city will continue and may possibly witness a further rise in temperatures. 

The city's temperature might only reach 38 to 40°C, which would "feel like" 42°C due to heavy humidity.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reports that the city's humidity level is 69% and that a breeze is blowing in from the south-west at 19 km/h. 

It is pertinent to mention here that within the next 25 days, Pakistan may have three heatwaves in different cities, according to predictions made by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). 

The first heatwave is predicted to strike Umarkot, Tharparkar, Tando Allahyar, Matiari, and Sanghar in Sindh, as well as Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan in south Punjab.

According to the NDMA, the first heatwave might linger for two to three days, from May 15 to May 30, with temperatures in those cities potentially reaching 40°C and extreme heat waves. 

The second heatwave, which may see temperatures as high as 45°C, is predicted by the NDMA to span four to five days in late May or early June. 

The third heatwave, which is predicted to impact Tharparkar, Umarkot, Sanghar, Badin, and Khairpur, is predicted to occur within the first ten days of June.