Heatwave in Karachi claims 64 lives; no respite likely

May 22, 2018 4:43 PM |

Pak p

Soaring mercury levels in Karachi resulted in a tragic event which claimed more than 60 lives in the last three days during the holy month of Ramadan. In fact, as per the media reports, the number of deaths is being estimated to be around 100 since the weekend.

On Monday, the temperature of Karachi hit the sweltering 44-degree mark and is expected to rise, which may worsen the conditions further. Most of the deceased people have died at home as they were not taken to hospital on time. The deceased belonged to different age groups, ranging from 16 years to the ones aged 78. Moreover, the majority of the deceased were from the colonies of Landhi and Korangi town.

As per the Meteorological Department, Karachi is expected to remain dry as no rains are anticipated over the province as of now. Under its influence, the weather of Karachi would continue to swelter under heatwave conditions in the range of 40-43 degree Celsius.

[yuzo_related]

Moreover, as Karachi is a coastal station, the weather condition is humid which is aiding to this severe weather condition. In addition to this, power failure and lack of greenery also played havoc in large areas of Karachi.

Now, in the wake of heatwave conditions to prevail, residents of Karachi are advised to stay indoors and do not step out unless required.

In June 2015, approximately 1,200 people in southern Pakistan, died during the heatwave, mainly the victims were homeless people.

Image Credit:  Time

Any information taken from here should be credited to skymetweather.com





For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories



Weather on Twitter
#India successfully skipped the havoc brought along by the succeeding Storm #Nakri. However, the threat isn’t over… t.co/feOFlSAiWo
Thursday, November 14 17:00Reply
During the next 24 hours, good #rains are likely to continue over #Chennai, Coastal #TamilNadu and southern parts o… t.co/GsWBFATyWq
Thursday, November 14 16:49Reply
A Japanese University has conducted a research considering #DelhiPollution and the technology can be used to curb P… t.co/F8oKvSEglI
Thursday, November 14 16:30Reply
#Hindi: जम्मू कश्मीर, लद्दाख, हिमाचल प्रदेश और उत्तराखंड में भारी बर्फ़बारी के आसार। राजस्थान के पश्चिमी जिलों में… t.co/fzzMyxDzhh
Thursday, November 14 16:15Reply
During the next two days, minimums are expected to rise in Punjab and Haryana. The pollution level is also going to… t.co/HtBsuCQS5N
Thursday, November 14 16:07Reply
Light rain is likely with a few moderate spells today and tomorrow in #Punjab and #Haryana. The spread would be mor… t.co/ISyL22K7zj
Thursday, November 14 16:00Reply
#Hindi: उत्तरपूर्वी मॉनसून फिर सक्रिय हुआ है। चेन्नई, पुडुचेरी, नागपट्टिनम, कराईकल, पम्बन, तिरुपति और नेल्लोरे सहित… t.co/oFnzUidGT0
Thursday, November 14 15:45Reply
#Hindi: यह नया पश्चिमी विक्षोभ एक धीमी गति से चलने वाली प्रणाली है और आज से शुरू होने वाले गतिविधि कम से कम अगले ती… t.co/SCLBjbFUOg
Thursday, November 14 15:30Reply
#Hindi: #UttarPradesh का मौसम पिछले कई दिनों से शुष्क बना हुआ है। आमतौर पर नवंबर का महीना बारिश के लिहाज से सूखा ही… t.co/IbapqAeEwJ
Thursday, November 14 15:15Reply
#Hindi: At least hundreds of freezing temperature records have been set in the past couple of days, which also incl… t.co/LVL7pVmhsJ
Thursday, November 14 15:00Reply


latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try