Karachi weather to remain hot and humid today

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Karachiites nap under the shadow of a tree during a hot day at the Regal Chowk in Karachi on Friday, June 23, 2023. — PPI
Karachiites nap under the shadow of a tree during a hot day at the Regal Chowk in Karachi on Friday, June 23, 2023. — PPI

Karachi will remain hot and humid during the next 24 hours, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said on Wednesday.

According to the Met Office, the minimum temperature in the port city will remain 29°C, while the mercury will remain high, with temperatures fluctuating between 34°C and 36°C.

Meanwhile, the PMD forecast shows a chance of drizzle during the morning and night with a likeliness of light rain as well. Humidity in the city’s air will be at 70%, with winds blowing at 10 kilometres per hour from the southwest.

Meanwhile, rain/wind thundershower is expected at isolated places in upper Punjab, Islamabad, and Potohar region, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eastern Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

The temperature recorded in Islamabad this morning was 27°C, Lahore 28°C, Karachi 30°C, Peshawar 26°C, Quetta 24°C. Gilgit 22°C, Murree 16°C and Muzaffarabad 23°C.

A day earlier, at least 22 people in Islamabad and Mardan died due to heatstroke amid extreme heat gripping the country.

Eighteen people died due to sunstroke in Mardan on June 24 (Saturday), Mardan Medical Complex chief Dr Tariq Mehmood said, adding that most victims of heatstroke were women over 50.

Moreover, according to officials, at least four people died of heatstroke in Islamabad in the same period.

Several cities across the country experienced sweltering weather last week, with unannounced power outages compounding the miseries of the masses.



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