Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued a heatwave alert for Karachi and other parts of Sindh for the ongoing week.
According to the Met Office, high-pressure areas over central Asia are inducing wind flow from North to Northwest over Sindh including Karachi.
During the next six to eight days, the mercury is expected to rise to 40-42º Celsius, the weather department said.
The Sindh Rehabilitation Department Disaster Management Authority released an advisory in this regard on Sunday, asking people to avoid going out in the sun during peak hours, i.e., between 11-00 AM to 04-00 PM for the next six days.
PDMA has sent out letters to all deputy commissioners, directing them to stay on alert and keep all necessary arrangements for extreme weather conditions in place.
Moreover, the provincial health department has set up heatstroke management centers at all major hospitals/rural health units.