KARACHI: Karachi continues to be gripped by a heatwave with temperatures expected to soar to 42 degrees Celsius on Thursday.
The temperature is expected to drop to 36C during the month of Ramazan, according to chief meteorologist Abdul Rasheed.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a heatwave alert on its website which states that the maximum temperature will range between 40-42C till May 4.
Hot winds from north and northwest direction at 10 to 15 kilometres are likely to dominate especially during day times, the PMD said.
Concerned departments and facilities in adherence to the heat warning issued by the PMD have taken a series of measures to provide needed relief to the affected people.
A high alert was said to have been declared in all public sector facilities with all relevant measures also taken to provide immediate first aid to the heat victims.
Here’s how to beat the heat and prevent a heat stroke:
Try to stay indoors, and if you need to be outside dont 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.
Look for shade, find a tree.
Drink more water.