Karachi is expected to experience a heat wave with temperatures up to 40-43⁰ c during next 5 to 6 days. The minimum temperature is expected to stay at 38-39⁰ c, and here we thought it couldn’t get any hotter!
The highest temperature recorded in Karachi was 44°C on May 3, 2018. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) reported record-breaking temperatures to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Jacobabad, Sukkur, Mohenjo-Daro and Rohri broke their own 18-year record of the highest temperature 50°C, 49°C, 48.5°C and 48°C respectively.
Looks like a competition for the hottest city on Earth! And if that wasn’t enough, temperatures are expected to rise every year. Meanwhile, authorities have been alerted to ensure an ample supply of water and power.
Keeping in check the Ramadan days and majority of the population fasting, medical camps have been also set up to handle emergencies and ensure that the situation doesn’t worsen for the public.
Here’s how you can help:
- Wear a hat
- Shower at least twice if you can
- Make sure no one leaves home unnecessarily
- Have yogurt, dates, and water for Sehri to keep you cool
- Apply Sunscreen (to avoid looking like Ross from Friends)
- Carry a few cold water bottles with you when going out and distribute them to anyone in need
Stay cool and help stay cool, readers!