Heat wave likely to retreat from today

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Third day of heatwave seared the city with temperatures shooting up to 40.5 degrees Celsius with gusts of hot winds blowing from the parched plains of Balochistan in absence of the soothing sea breeze.

According to Karachi Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz, the weather is expected to be moderate in the first week of Ramazan during which the temperature may be recorded between 34 to 35 degrees.

However, temperatures are likely to remain in upper 30s from April 9 onwards. Sarfraz dispelled chances of heatwave-like situation in coming months.

People are wary of the 2015 killer heatwave that came in Ramazan and claimed over 2,500 lives. Meanwhile, according to the Air Quality Index, Karachi with 187 particulate matter count topped the list of polluted cities worldwide.

due to the increase in the According to the Air Quality Index, 151 to 200 degrees of pollution is classified as unhealthy, 201 to 300 degrees of pollution is extremely unhealthy, and more than 301 degrees of hazardous pollution..

the official said the start of Ramazan was expected on Sunday, and the weather in Karachi was expected to become normal from the next week, with the maximum temperature ranging between 33 and 35 degrees Celsius.

According to Karachi Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz, the weather is expected to be moderate in the first week of Ramazan during which the temperature may be recorded between 34 to 35 degrees.

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