The Met Department has forecasted that the low atmospheric pressure in the Arabian Sea would be starting a heatwave in Karachi from today, which would prevail for 2 days to come.
The temperature would likely rise up to 40 degrees Celsius on Monday and Tuesday before it gets back to normal on Wednesday, as informed by the Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz.
The highest temperature was recorded on Sunday of 38.2 degrees and the lowest at 29.5 degrees.
Back in the year 2015, Pakistan was struck by the severe heatwave that led to the deaths of more than 2,000 people who suffered from dehydration and heatstroke. Most of the affectees were the citizens of Karachi.
Since then, the authorities are forecasting the changing temperature previously and taking the preventive steps to reduce the effects of the heatwave.
The government of Sindh has also introduced a public awareness drive so that the affectees are given proper treatment.