Sindh to remain gripped by heatwave-like conditions

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A volunteer pours water over a worker's head to protect him from heat stroke during high temperatures in Karachi on May 12, 2023. — Online
A volunteer pours water over a worker’s head to protect him from heat stroke during high temperatures in Karachi on May 12, 2023. — Online

The prevailing heat wave-like conditions will continue to fry most parts of Sindh with mercury likely to shoot up to 47C in the interior of the province, weather authorities have warned.

This is according to a report published in The newsIn areas like Dadu, Jacobabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Khairpur and suburbs, the maximum temperature is expected to range from 45°C to 47°C under prevailing climatic conditions.

“We are seeing very hot and dry conditions in the interior of Sindh where temperatures are likely to remain very high in the coming days.

“Actually, May is one of the hottest months in the country and we expect very warm conditions in the southern parts of the country during the current heat wave,” said Sindh regional chief meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz. The news on Saturday.

He further stated that an isolated dust-thunderstorm/light rain was expected on May 15 and 16 in Dadu, Kambar Shahdadkot, Larkana and Sukkur districts.

What is the latest forecast for Karachi?

While talking to Geo newsSarfaraz said the hot and dry weather is likely to continue Karachi scorching for 24 hours. Maximum temperatures in the port city can reach 35-37C, leaving it scorching, the Met Office added.

However, the weather expert said the intensity of the heat had decreased compared to previous days, but predicted that the weather in the city would remain scorching hot with temperatures likely to hover between 36°C and 37°C in the coming days.

Meanwhile, minimum temperatures could drop to 28°C and humidity will remain at 69%, the weather forecasting authority said.

“The intensity of the heat is high because of the increased humidity in the air,” said the head of the Met department.

He inquired about wind levels in the city and said winds are blowing from the southwest at 15 to 16 kilometers per hour.

“There is no chance of a heat wave in the month of May,” he added, further mentioning that the weather continues to fluctuate in the months of May and June as it is hot and mild at times in other cases.

He denied any chance of rainfall in the metropolis at the moment. “Monsoon rains are expected to be less than usual,” Sarfaraz claimed.

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