Residents of Karachi need to prepare for a partial heatwave as the Meteorological Department has predicted elevated temperatures in the city on Monday and Tuesday.
Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz has explained that temperatures are expected to rise above 36°C over the next two days due to low air pressure in the Bay of Bengal, which will impact sea breezes. It’s important to note, however, that this does not constitute a full-fledged heatwave.
While the intense heat is anticipated to ease after Tuesday, it’s advisable for citizens to take precautions and minimize exposure to the heat during the peak afternoon hours when venturing outdoors. Staying well-hydrated, wearing loose-fitting, light-colored cotton clothing, and reducing strenuous activities are recommended measures.
The Meteorological Department has issued a warning that rural areas of Sindh, including Tharparkar, Umarkot, and Badin, may witness light rain on September 17 as the low-pressure system moves towards Rajasthan in India.
Given the increased risks of heat-related ailments such as heat strokes and dehydration, authorities are on high alert to address any medical emergencies arising from the heat over the next few days. Stay safe and stay cool, Karachi!