Karachi is expecting a mild heatwave beginning from today and will continue till May 21, according to the met department of Pakistan.
According to representative of Met department, the mercury is expected to rise up to 42°C during day time, the sea breeze will remain suspended towards the port city.
DG MET Sardar Sarfaraz said that hot winds blowing from the desert areas in the northwest of the country will cause a rise in the temperature in the metropolis, but the heat intensity will be cooler in the evening and at night.
Amidst the heatwave, health experts have advised people to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from the strokes and to stay indoors amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The heatwave coincides with the last week of Ramadan – when shopping activities are usually at their peak due to Eid-ul-Fitr.
Health experts have warned that people who go out for shopping will be particularly at risk of exposure to the heatwave as vendors have only been allowed to open during daytime due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Additionally, most shoppers in the markets will be observing fasts, which may put them at increased risk of getting dehydrated if precautions are not taken.