Karachi continues to face the heat
Heatwave continues in Karachi with temperatures likely to hit 40 to 42 degrees centigrade.
In the next 24 hours, the weather in the port city will remain hot and dry. The minimum temperature recorded today in Karachi remained 28 degrees centigrade with 50 per cent moisture in the air.
The scorching hot weather is likely to continue in the city till Saturday.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued a four-day (from May 1 to May 4) heatwave alert for Karachi earlier this week during which sea breeze will remain suspended.
People in Karachi have been advised to remain indoors and avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun. The authorities have recommended people to use wet towels on their heads during any outdoor work.
Meanwhile, composite measures have been taken by the provincial government and Karachi administration to meet any unwanted situation. While in view of the prevailing hot weather period in the city, an emergency has been also declared in all hospitals across Karachi.
Some 121 heatstroke centres and first response centres have been established by the Sindh government to provide relief to the citizens from the scorching heat.
Temperatures in Karachi hit 42 degrees centigrade on Wednesday. Hot gusts of wind blew across the city as south-western winds from the sea remained suspended all day while dusty north-western winds from Balochistan affected visibility.