Karachi heatwave: Mercury soars to 44°C


Karachi heatwave: Mercury soars to 44°CThe sweltering heatwave in the city and elsewhere in Sindh is likely to extend its unwelcome stay by four to five days, Geo News reported, citing an official at the country’s weather monitoring authority.
Mercury in Karachi touched 44°C around 3 pm on Sunday. The heatwave is expected to peak between Monday and Wednesday, drastically pushing the temperatures even higher, Dr Ghulam Rasool, director-general at the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), said.
Interior areas in Sindh can expect temperatures reaching up to 50°C as a renewed heatwave envelopes the province, he warned.
The official attributed the soaring temperatures to a halt in sea breeze which allowed the heatwave — that rode into the city on Saturday — to continue for four or more days.
In particular, temperatures may touch the extreme in Sibi, Jacobabad, Larkana, Nawabshah, and Dadu during the coming week, he said.

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