Met office issues heat alert for Karachi

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned that a heatwave will likely hit Karachi next week.

The Met office on Saturday issues the alert for Karachi and it said that a heatwave is likely to grip Karachi for three days from May 1-3.

It stated that “The maximum day temperature would range from 40C-42C during this period,” it added. Dry and hot winds will flow from north/northwest in the daytime during this period.

PMD requested the authorities and all stakeholders to take precautionary measures.

Here’s how to beat the heat and prevent a heat stroke:

Stay covered

Try to stay indoors, and if you need to be outside don’t spend extended amounts of time without shade. Keep your skin covered against the sun.

Wear light clothes

Wear linen, cotton, silk, or other breathable fabrics. Keep your clothing loose and breezy, so you don’t feel suffocated in the humid heat.

Find shade

Look for a shade, find a tree.

Stay hydrated

Drinking more water is recommended.