KARACHI: Weather conditions remained very dry and hot on Thursday, the second day of a brief heatwave the city is currently experiencing, as the maximum temperature was 41.3 degrees Celsius with 21 per cent relative humidity.

According to the Met department, temperature is likely to remain in the range between 40 and 42 degrees Celsius on Friday (today) with relative humidity dropping to 15pc to 25pc in the evening.

In an advisory, the department stated that sea breeze would remain suspended and wind flow from northwest is likely to remain dominant during the daytime.

“Hot / very hot & dry weather would prevail over Karachi and suburbs. The maximum temperature in other districts would likely to range between 43-45°C,” it stated.

A day earlier, on March 30, the temperature rose to 42.5°C, the highest ever recorded in Karachi in the month of March since 1931.

“The sizzling weather in Karachi is likely to lose its intensity on Saturday [tomorrow] as the high pressure will gradually move eastward and the temperature will fall to 36-38°C,” said chief meteorologist Dr Sardar Sarfaraz.

He predicted that the temperature would likely be in the range between 35°C and 36°C in the first week of Ramazan before getting intense by April 8 to 9.

Published in Dawn, April 1st, 2022

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