Scorching temperature hit Karachi with 42.5 degrees Celsius – Pakistan
KARACHI: The Arabian Sea cyclone “Tauktae” escalated into a very violent cyclonic storm, as the heatwave hit the city on Sunday. Cyclone Tauktae, which intensified further, moved further northwest. The scorching temperature hit Karachi with 42.5 degrees Celsius during the day as hot winds gusty across the metropolis. The Met Office is forecasting the city’s temperature to rise to 43 degrees Celsius with a heatwave warning.
The Tauktae would be last located near latitude 15.3N and longitude 72.5E, at a distance of approximately 1,210 kilometers south-southeast off the shore of Karachi, at the cyclone warning center. tropical, Karachi said in its alert no. 6. Warm to very hot weather will prevail over the metropolis for the next two days with a maximum daytime temperature between 41 and 43 degrees Celsius. Winds are expected to blow from the northeast with dust, the Met Office said.
The seas will remain rough to very rough as authorities have already advised fishermen not to venture out until May 19, 2021. Maximum sustained winds around central Tauktae range from 100 to 120 kilometers up to 140 kilometers.
The storm is expected to move further northwest and reach Indian Gujarat on the morning of May 18. Following the drift of the course of tropical cyclones, the prevailing environmental and weather conditions suggest that dust-storm-rain with some moderate to heavy falls with gusts of 60-80 km per hour are likely to occur in Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Sanghar Districts from May 17th to 19th. Hyderabad and Shaheed-Benazirabad districts are also likely to experience hot to very hot weather with gusts of wind and dust over the next two days.
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