At least Four Dead As Karachi Sizzles In Heatwave

'Karachi will remain under the grip of extremely hot and humid weather for the next three days.'

At least Four Dead As Karachi Sizzles In Heatwave

At least four people died in Karachi on Monday as the city struggled to cope with the scorching heat. 

The temperature in the city climbed to 42°C, with the "feels like" temperature reaching 51°C at 2 p.m. yesterday.

According to Karachi police chief surgeon Summaiya Syed, four people died as a result of intense heat and humidity. 

She stated that two bodies were transported to the Civil Hospital, and the same number were transferred to Jinnah Hospital. 

According to Jinnah Hospital management, ten people suffering from heat stroke have been admitted to the hospital in the previous four days. 

Sardar Sarfraz, Chief Meteorologist for the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), has stated that the port city will continue to experience a partial heatwave for the next three days.

"Karachi will have exceptionally hot and humid weather over the next three days. During this season, the sea wind would be obstructed during the day, increasing the degree of heat," Sarfaraz stated. 

Due to the rising temperatures in Karachi, a Met Office official has advised civilians to protect themselves from the heat for the next two to three days, emphasizing the importance of drinking more water and juices to stay hydrated. 

He said that the weather would be hot and humid throughout this time, with Tuesday's highest temperature expected to be between 38°C and 40°C. 

The PMD has also predicted above-average rainfall in southern Sindh, including Karachi, this year.

Monsoon rains may begin in eastern Sindh on July 2 or 3, with Karachi receiving monsoon rains in the first week of July, he added.