Sea-facing areas in Karachi to experience up to 44°C ‘feels like’ temperature



KARACHI: Dr Sardar Sarfaraz, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) chief meteorologist, said ‘feels like’ temperature in sea-facing areas of the port city may go up to 44 degrees Celsius on Friday due to high humidity in the atmosphere.

According to the meteorological expert, the weather in Karachi will remain hot and humid till the end of May.

“Due to the sea breezes, the humidity in the air will remain high,” he said.

This morning, the humidity in Karachi’s atmosphere was 78%, the evening hours it will fluctuate between 35% to 45%. Meanwhile, westerly/southwesterly winds are likely to blow in the port city.

The temperature in the port city today and tomorrow (Saturday) will fluctuate between 36°C to 38°C, while the temperature may begin dropping by 1°C to 2°C degrees from tomorrow.

The Met Office, on Thursday, advised general public to avoid unnecessary exposure to direct sunlight and also recommended judicious use of water.

“Due to the presence of high pressure in the upper atmosphere, heatwave conditions are likely to develop over most parts of the country, especially over Punjab and Sindh from 21st May and likely to convert to severe heatwave conditions from 23rd to 27th May,” the PMD said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

It added that day temperatures were likely to remain 4°C to 6°C above normal in Sindh and Punjab from May 21 to 23 and 6°C to 8°C higher from May 23 to 27.

“Extreme dry/heatwave conditions may trigger bush fires/forest fires in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northeast Balochistan,” the Met Office mentioned.