The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted that Karachi is to experience a heatwave from today and that will last until the 8th of May that is Friday.
The weather department has said that the temperature is anticipated to increase up to 42 degrees Celsius during the days to come owing to the change in the weather conditions, that will be suspending the sea breeze towards the port city.
Sardar Sarfraz, the Chief Meteorologist office said in a previous statement that the PMD predicts heatwave in Karachi and in its suburb areas of the city from 5th May to 8th May 2020 and the maximum temperature can reach up to 40-42 Celcius.
The government of Sindh, in the meantime, has imposed an emergency in all the hospitals across the province, keeping the heatwave in mind and a thunderstorm alert that has been issued by the PMD.
According to the shared details, the Health Minister of Sindh, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho has asked the authorities to set up special wards for the cases that might get heatstroke.
As per an issued notification by the Sindh Health Service Directorate General, the medical and paramedical staff will not be given any leaves during this span.