Temperature in Karachi may reach 39 degree Celsius: Met Office
Temperature in Karachi is likely to reach 39 degree Celsius as predicted by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), reported on Sunday. According to PMD Office, hot weather is likely to prevail in Karachi during next two days. Day temperatures are expected to gradually increase from 38°C to 40°C and will start decreasing attaining the normal level from Tuesday.
On the other hand, death toll from moderate heat wave in Karachi has reached three in two days as temperature soared to 39°C on Saturday noon.
Earlier on Friday, two persons died of heat-stroke while several others were affected due to moderate heat wave in the metropolis.
The decease included 45-year-old Sharafat from Manghopir and 50-year-old Mumtaz from Orangi Town area of Karachi.
Last year, Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi experienced the worst heat wave for nearly 35 years and killed more than 1,000 people. The morgues ran out of space and residents rushed to supply over-stretched public hospitals.
The heat wave in the city of 20 million people coincided with severe electricity cuts, leaving many without fans, water or light and the beginning of the holy month of Ramazan, when many Muslims do not eat or drink during daylight hours.
Temperatures shot up to 44 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit), the hottest since 1981, although they dipped to 38 degrees Celsius (100F) in some days.