Mercury likely to hit 42 °C in Karachi; hot, dry weather expected in most cities
KARACHI: Mainly hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country during the next 12 hours, while heat-wave will persist with mercury likely to reach as high as 42 °C on Friday.
However, rain with dust and thundershower associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Karachi divisions.
Minimum temperature of some major cities recorded on Friday morning:
Islamabad 19 °C, Lahore 28, Karachi 32, Peshawar 22, Quetta 16, Gilgit 13, Murree 17 and Muzaffarabad 20 °C.
Heat-Wave Alert: Met Office had informed that due to continuous suspension of sea breeze the heat wave condition will prevail until June 15 with temperature likely to range in 40-42 °C in Karachi.
Weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country during past 24 hours. Highest temperature was recorded 47 °C in Sibbi and Turbat.
Severe tropical cyclone ‘Vayu’ in the Arabian Sea has intensified as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS).
Vayu in east Arabian Sea has moved further northwestward during last 12 hours, at a distance of about 410 km south of Karachi.