Karachi continues to experience soaring temperature and is gripped by a heatwave with temperatures anticipated to rise to 42 °C today.
As per the chief meteorologist—Abdul Rasheed, the temperature of the city of lights is anticipated to decrease to 36 °C during the holy month of Ramazan.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has given out a heatwave warning on its website which states that the maximum temperature would range between 40-42 °C until the 4th of May.
The PMD said that hot winds are expected to dominate the weather, especially during day time. The hot winds would rise from north and northwest direction at 10 to 15 kilometres.
The concerned departments and services in accordance with the heatwave alert issued by the PMD have taken a series of step for providing the needed relief to the affected people.
A high alert was said to have been announced in all the public sector facilities with all relevant steps also being taken to provide immediate first aid to the heat affected victims.
It is advised to stay indoors and not to go outside unnecessarily. Keeping the skin covered is also suggested for preventing heat stroke. Use of linen, cotton or some other breathable fabrics is advised. Keep oneself hydrated and avoid wearing tight clothes for avoiding suffocation in the humid heat.