KARACHI: The mercury is likely to hit 41˚ C in Karachi, on Wednesday (today), according to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) .
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the maximum temperature in the city will remain between 39˚C to 41 ˚ C, today.
The weather will remain hot and dry during the next 24 hours. However, the humidity level has been recorded at 52% in Karachi.
The MET department has stated “hot and dry weather is expected in most plain areas of the country.
Moreover, rain along with wind thundershower is expected in lower Sindh, Pothohar region, Gilgit Baltistan, Kashmir and its nearby areas.”
In May, Karachi recorded the highest temperature at night since 2015 which hit 32.5°C.
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According to Chief Meteorological Officer Sardar Sarfraz, the temperature of Karachi remained 40°C even in evening.
“Karachi has recorded the second highest temperature in Pakistan’s history amid the night of Sunday and Monday that was 32.5 degrees ” said Sardar Sarfaraz.
However, Sarfaraz further revealed that the night on May 8, 2015, was the hottest night on record with 34°C.
Whereas, in January, the temperature of Karachi dropped to 5.6°C , breaking 10-year record of the lowest temperature in the metropolis.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the last lowest temperature of Karachi was recorded in 2014 which was 6.5°C.
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