Heatwave likely to hit Karachi on 1st day of Eidul Fitr


The port city will likely to experience a heatwave on the first day of Eidul Fitr as the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Monday predicted high temperatures and humidity in the next two days.

According to PMD’s website, temperatures will range from 35 to 37 degrees Celsius on Monday and Tuesday while humidity will be 75 to 85 per cent during the daytime whereas, the temperature on June 5, marking the first day of Eidul Fitr, is expected to hit 40 degrees Celsius with humidity between 70 to 80 per cent.

Wind direction on all three days will be from west to southwest.

Temperatures in other parts of the country soared on Sunday, bringing life to a halt. Jacobabad continued to be the hottest place in the country with 51 degrees Celsius maximum temperature for the second day running. The highest ever maximum temperature of the Sindh city, which is closer to Balochistan in the north, is 53 degrees Celsius that was recorded in 1919.

Padidan, Dadu, Bahawalnagar, Sibbi, Rahim Yar Khan, Rohri, Moenjodero, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Lahore and Multan also experienced high temperatures from 45 to 50 degrees Celsius.