The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted that the temperatures in Karachi and other parts of Sindh will rise in the coming days with heat waves expected in late April.
June will also be extremely hot, said the Met department.
PMD Director Khalid Mehmood remarked that the temperature is gradually increasing and going on the warmer side all across Pakistan. Sindh is expected to experience extremely hot weather.
“There is, however, the consensus that this year will be as warm as the past four years, but we are not expecting any unprecedented heat waves in this month [March],” said Mehmood on SAMAA TV’s programme Naya Din. “During the coming weeks, the temperature in Karachi can likely to rise up to 38° Celsius.”
He said that this summer, the country is likely to have less rainfall in April and May. “April and May are the transition period from spring to summer so rain is less likely to pour in Karachi,” said Mehmood.
According to the Met Office’s forecast, heat waves and extreme temperatures are expected to start from April.
“As far as temperature forecasts in the coming months are concerned, we are expecting the mercury to rise up to 38° Celsius to 40° Celsius in April hinting towards a heat wave, but we are expecting May and June to be very warm too,” said Mehmood.
He said that the temperature can rise over 40° Celsius in May and June, adding that their heat wave early warning centre will be in close coordination with other institutions.
He recommended the people should wear light-coloured clothes and stay hydrated from April till June.