Hot and dry weather likely to persist for next two days: PMD

KARACHI: Hot and dry weather is likely to be continued for next two days in Karachi, the Met Office’s Heatwave Centre said in its weather report on Saturday. Maximum Temperature to range between 37-39 ºCelsius in the city with real feel at 43 ºC, according to the weather report.

Winds from Northwest in the morning to afternoon, will shift their direction to the West/Southwest in the evening, according to the weather report. The winds from Balochistan blowing with a speed of 13 kilometers per hour. The sea-breeze, which has a refreshing effect over the city’s weather, was also suspended, which has further boosted intensity of the searing weather. It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Meteorological Department in its weather outlook for April predicted one or two heat waves in plain areas of Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab during the month.

During Ramazan-ul-Mubarak temperatures are expected to remain normal in upper half of the country and slightly above normal in the south and southwest, according to the weather forecast. The PMD has also predicted gusty winds and localized thunderstorms, which may harm standing crops in the wheat growing areas especially in upper Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Maximum temperature in Karachi soared to almost 44 ºCelsius on previous Saturday afternoon during the searing hot weather in the area. The hot weather spell subsided by Sunday after the wind direction shifted from north/northeast to the south.

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