KARACHI: A new spell of heatwave started in Karachi on Monday, with the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasting temperature climbing to 40 degrees Celsius for next few days in the metropolis.
In a press release, Met office said that Heatwave like conditions are expected to develop in plain areas in coming days. Mainly dry weather is likely to prevail in the country during the next 3 to 4 days, it said.
Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz said the heatwave was a result of low atmospheric pressure in Arabian Sea near Indian Gujrat.
The press release said most plain areas of the country will remain in the grip of the very hot and dry weather from Monday to Wednesday.
Under the impact of this: temperature is expected to rise by 04 to 06 °C above normal in plain areas while 03 to 05°C above normal in sub mountainous and mountainous areas of the country.