KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Saturday forecasts a spell of dust storms and rain in Karachi over the next 72 hours as the city braces for a three-day lock down amid the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country.
According to a press release issued by the department, dust thunderstorms and rain are expected in Karachi, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Shaheed Benazir Abad, Dadu, Larkana, and Hyderabad on Sunday evening and Monday morning.
Cloudy weather on Saturday has also blunted the impact of the warm and dry spell the city had been seeing over the past few days.
The PMD has forecast that cloudy weather in Karachi will continue on Sunday before it develops into a hailstorm in some parts of Sindh.
The minimum temperature recorded in the port city on Saturday morning was 23 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature was expected to hover between 31 and 33 degrees Celsius. The winds also seemed to have picked up pace, the met office said.
According to the PMD, winds were blowing from the north-western side with a speed of 10 to 14 km/h in the provincial capital on Saturday, as the humidity remained at 75%.