A man cools off under a public tap, while others wait to fill their bottles, during intense hot weather in Karachi, Pakistan, June 23, 2015. A devastating heat wave has killed more than 400 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, health officials said on Tuesday, as paramilitaries set up emergency medical camps in the streets. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro - RTX1HPUL

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department’s (PMD) Heatwave Centre predicted a heatwave in Karachi and its suburbs from April 23 to 25. The maximum temperature is projected to range between 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, according to a statement issued on Wednesday.

The weather in the provincial capital will remain “extremely hot” from Friday to Sunday according to the Met department. “The maximum temperature can rise between 38 to 40°C. The sea breeze will remain suspended during the day while it is expected that it will resume in the evening.”

Meanwhile, the projected weather forecast in Karachi predicts hot and humid with the maximum temperature projected to be between 36 to 38°C for today and tomorrow. 

This tempratures rise marks the second heatwave of the season. Last month, Sindh and Balochistan experienced high temperatures, with Karachi recording a maximum temperature of 40.2°C on March 31.

In 2015, Karachi experienced the deadliest heatwave Pakistan had seen in over 50 years.

Starting June 19 that year, the coastal city witnessed sweltering heat that continued for more than five days and in its wake left over 1,200 people dead and 40,000 suffering from heatstroke and heat exhaustion.


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