Karachiites sizzle as temperature touches 42C

Karachi: Met Department on Friday forecast very hot weather in Sindh during the next 24 hour. The persisting heat wave in the province will come to an end from Saturday. The Met Office further predicted dry weather for other parts of the country. Very hot weather was recorded in Lasbela and Shaheed Benazir Abad on Thursday with temperature 43 degrees centigrade, whereas 41 degrees centigrade in Mirpurkhas, Sibi, Karachi, Nurpur Thal, Hyderabad, Turbat, Thatta and Chhor.

It has been 64 years since the mercury shot to 42.8°C in the month of September in Karachi. The hottest day in September in the city was recorded in 1951. “It was September 30 and the temperature touched 42.8°C,” said Abdul Rasheed, the focal person of the Pakistan Meteorological Department in Karachi. Following the forecast of a heatwave, the Sindh Health Department had declared a state of emergency at hospitals in September across the province. Over 70 heatstroke centres were established in Karachi alone.

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