ISLAMABAD: Coastal areas of the country, including Karachi, are likely to continue to face heatwave till Friday with the temperature expected to rise a few more degrees in the coming days.
Based on the warnings issued by PMD, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday issued heatwave advisory and directed all the authorities concerned to take precautionary measures in order to avoid any untoward situation. NDMA is constantly monitoring the situation, according to the handout issued by the disaster management authority.
“It is expected that the temperatures in coastal areas including Karachi will increase further in the next two days, though the humidity level will not rise,” said chief of PMD Dr Ghulam Rasul.
Karachi receives rain instead of heatwave
While talking to The Express Tribune, he said that considering the current weather patterns it is expected that the heatwave will end by Friday.
“It is expected that from Saturday temperatures will start falling in coastal areas including Karachi as the wind will start blowing from sea to land,” he said. Rasul said that from Saturday onwards the temperatures will fall from 40°C to 35°C to 36°C.
While commenting on the prevailing weather situation he said that usually Pakistan experiences such heat waves during October and November.
“It is expected that the ongoing dry spell will continue across the country till next week and country may face water shortage in the coming months,” he said.
“Currently inflow of water in two main reservoirs of the country is very low while outflow is high. Temperatures in northern areas have dropped due to which glaciers have stopped melting,” he said.
A low intensity short rain spell is expected after a week in upper parts of the country and north east Punjab which will further bring temperature down in the region but would not be sufficient enough to fill water reservoirs, he said.
Drizzle in city, rain likely from today
Slightly below normal rainfall is predicted in most parts of Pakistan during the month, moreover two to three spells of rain with light to moderate intensity are expected in different parts of the country.
Temperatures are likely to remain above normal due to relatively clear skies.