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Bolivia, Peru sizzle in heatwave

As New York and Washington emerged from massive blizzard, South American countries Peru and Bolivia are experiencing record-breaking heatwave. Watch this report….

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January 27, 2016

 

Hot, dry weather likely to prevail for next 3-4 days

ISLAMABAD: Fresh heatwave continued to grip Karachi and other cities of Sindh for the second consecutive day on Thursday, as Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecast hot and dry weather for more few days across the country, Samaa reported. According to PMD, temperature in Karachi is likely to remain between 40 and 42 degree centigrade today….

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October 1, 2015

 

Rain breaks heat spell in Karachi

KARACHI: Parts of Karachi on Monday received heavy rain coupled with gusty winds that broke the week-long heat spell in the metropolis, Samaa reported. According to Met Office, North Karachi, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Sohrab Goth and areas adjacent to Super Highway received heavy rainfall at around 3.00 pm. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says the downpour is likely…

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September 21, 2015

 

Heat wave to persist in Karachi till Monday: Met Office

KARACHI: The ongoing heat wave in Karachi will continue till Monday, a senior official of Meteorological Centre said. Director of Regional Meteorological Centre Karachi, Abdul Rasheed said that the maximum temperature recorded in Karachi on Saturday was 42.7 degree centigrade. “Very hot weather will prevail in Karachi till Monday”, Abdul Rasheed remarked. Later on, he…

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September 19, 2015

 

Mercury may shoot up to 43°C in Karachi

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast that a fresh heat wave may push the mercury on the scale upto 43 centigrade in Karachi during next three days, Samaa reported Thursday. According to officials, mainly hot and dry weather is likely to persist during next three days in most parts of the country under the…

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September 17, 2015

 

June 2015 was hottest in 135 years: scientists

MIAMI: The planet just set another monthly climate record with the hottest June in 135 years, US government scientists said Monday. The first six months of the year also set a record for warmth, according to the monthly report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean…

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July 20, 2015

 

Rain brings relief to Punjab

Different cities of Punjab and upper northern areas have been receiving rain since last couple of days. The showers have brought relief for people following an unusual heatwave in the country.

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June 30, 2015

 

Nearly 1250 die in Karachi heat

Heatwave in Karachi has killed nearly 1250 people in seven days. Watch this report.

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June 30, 2015

 

Karachi heat death toll hits 1145

KARACHI: The megacity of Karachi continued to bear brunts of heatwave which killed 15 more affectees in last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1145 in nine days, Samaa reported Monday. According to Samaa correspondent, the deaths were reported in different hospitals of Karachi where medics said that 15 people who were under treatment…

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June 29, 2015

 

Karachi heat death toll passes 1100 as 26 more die

KARACHI: The megacity of Karachi continued to reel under blistering heat which killed 26 more people in last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1130 in eight days, Samaa reported Sunday. According to Samaa correspondent, the deaths were reported in different hospitals of Karachi, including Jinnah Hospital where 354 people have so far died…

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June 28, 2015

 

Sunday likely to be 'sun-day' for Karachi

KARACHI: The Meteorological Department has forecast hot and dry weather on Sunday in Karachi where temperature is likely to rise up to 40 degree C, Samaa reported Sunday. The Met Office said humidity in air was recorded around 70 percent today, adding that temperature is expected to remain between 39 and 40 degree C on…

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June 28, 2015

 

Karachi heat deaths not linked to power crisis: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Asif, Wednesday defended the government, saying that the deaths occurred owing to severe heat in Karachi had no connection with electricity loadshedding, Samaa reported. Speaking at National Assembly, the minister claimed that no loadshedding was being carried out anywhere in the country during Sahir and Iftar on…

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June 24, 2015

 

MQM sets up relief camps for Karachi heat affectees

KARACHI/LONDON: Chief of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain, has directed party’s Coordination Committee and Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF) to immediately set up “heatstroke centers” for the victims of sunstroke in Karachi where nearly 475 people have died in past three days, Samaa reported. Talking to a joint-session of MQM Coordination Committee Pakistan and London, MQM…

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June 23, 2015

 

Opposition announces mourning over Karachi heat deaths

ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties in the National Assembly has announced to observe Friday as day of mourning over 475 deaths caused by devastating heat in Karachi and other cities of Sindh in last three days, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, the decision was taken at meeting of opposition parties chaired by Leader of the Opposition…

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June 23, 2015

 

Heavy rainfall likely in Karachi today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast moderate to heavy rain today in different parts of the country, including Karachi where devastating wave of unusual heat has left nearly 500 people dead in three days, Samaa reported Tuesday. Speaking to Samaa, Director General PMD Dr. Ghulam Rasul said Thrparkar, Umarkot, Mirpurkhas, Karachi, Hyderabad and other…

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June 23, 2015

 

Rangers set up Heat Stroke Relief Centres in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) to provide relief to the citizens of Karachi who are affected due to extreme heat wave and has establish ten “Heat Stroke Relief Centres” at different locations of the metropolis. The doctors, para medical staff and complete medical facilities will be available at each centre to cure heat stroke patients, the…

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June 22, 2015

 

Sindh govt makes arrangements for heat stroke patients

KARACHI: Government of Sindh taking stock of steady increase in the number of heat stroke patients and also those reporting with gastro-related patients has declared emergency in all its facilities in Karachi. Sindh Secretary for Health, Saeed Mangnejo talking to APP Monday said an unusual surge in the mortality rates has been registered in cases…

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June 22, 2015

 

MQM blasts KE, federal govt over Karachi heat deaths

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has criticized federal government and K-Electric (KE) for loadshedding in Karachi during devastating wave of unusual heat that has left over 300 people dead in two days, Samaa reported Monday. “The Prime Minister had pledged that there would be no loadshedding during Sahr and Iftar, but the government has…

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June 22, 2015

 

Pre-monsoon system likely to cause rain on Tuesday

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) says a pre-monsoon system is likely to enter Sindh during next 24 hours, and is expected to cause rain in coastal areas, including Karachi, Samaa reported. The PMD said the monsoon system has entered northwestern areas of Pakistan and now approaching southern coastal areas. It said pre-monsoon rain in likely…

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June 22, 2015

 

Karachi: A victim of 'Urban Heat Island' effect

BONN: Climatologists call it the “urban heat island” effect — when a heatwave transforms a city into a furnace where citizens swelter, suffer or even die. The phenomenon is a major worry in hot countries where global warming will drive peak temperatures even higher in coming decades. Urban planners and researchers, gathering in a parallel…

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June 22, 2015

 

Heat wave to grip country from Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: Heat wave conditions would grip most parts of the country from Tuesday onward with rise in the day temperatures, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD)? According to the synoptic situation, seasonal low was lying over Balochistan and adjoining areas. A westerly wave was affecting upper parts of the country and likely to move…

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May 25, 2015

 
 
 
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