Due To Heatwave Caused By Cyclone Tauktae, Karachi Records Highest Night Temperature Since 2015
Karachi, the ‘Paris of Asia,’ recorded a maximum temperature of 43.5°C on Monday.
The city is likely to sizzle for another 36 hours, with the maximum temperature ranging between 40°C and 42°C on Tuesday.
The temperature rise is due to the influence of Cyclone Tauktae, which is now 650km away from the metropolis.
“Due to the stoppage of sea breeze under the influence of Cyclone Tauktae, Karachi sizzled at 43.5°C on Monday. We are expecting a similar kind of weather on Tuesday, with the maximum temperature ranging between 40 & 42°C,” said Chief Meteorological Officer Sardar Sarfraz.
Sarfraz said that the heatwave gripping Karachi was so intense that the temperature remained at 40°C even after sunset.
The night between Sunday and Monday was the second hottest on record in the city’s history, as the minimum temperature stayed at 32.5°C. The weather is expected to remain very hot over the next two nights in the city.
It is pertinent to note that the night on the 8th of May, 2015 was the hottest night ever on record with 34°C.
Sarfraz said the weather is expected to decrease on Wednesday afternoon with the resumption of the sea breeze.
Nevertheless, the maximum temperature may reach up to 38°C on that day as well.
On the other hand, Sarfraz reiterated that none of Pakistan’s coastal areas were under threat due to Cyclone Tauktae.
Under the cyclone’s influence, dust storms, thunderstorms, and rain with a few moderate to heavy falls and gusty winds of 40-60 kph are likely to occur in Umerkot and Tharparkar districts and at isolated places in Sanghar and Badin districts during the next 36 hours.
Meanwhile, scorching dry weather with gusty winds is likely to continue in Karachi, Thatta, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Badin, Mirpurkhas, and Tando Allahyar districts until the evening.
Sea conditions will linger between rough to very rough, so the fisherpersons of Sindh are advised to suspend their activities until Wednesday.
General knowledge information: Cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons are the names of the same tropical storms occurring in different places.
- Cyclones are tropical storms that form over the South Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean.
- Hurricanes are formed over the North Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific Ocean.
- Typhoons are formed over the Northwest Pacific Ocean.
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