The port city will swelter under a new heatwave from Thursday as temperatures are expected to hover between 40 to 42 degrees Celcius, Express News reported.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), sea breeze – which provides relief to residents of Karachi – has stopped due to Cyclone Vayu.
India evacuated hundreds of thousands of people to shelters along the coast in its western state of Gujarat as a cyclone gathering intensity over the Arabian Sea was expected to hit land on Thursday.
Weather officials said Cyclone Vayu, with wind speeds equivalent to those of a Category 1 hurricane, is set to cross the coast with sustained wind speeds of 145 kph to 155 kph (90 mph to 96 mph), and could gust as high as 170 kph (106 mph).
Experts and medical staff has advised citizens of Karachi to take precautions against the rising temperatures and stay well hydrated.
The Met Office also informed that Cyclone Vayu, in the East Arabian Sea, has intensified further.
The cyclone is expected to cause heavy rains and storm in Badin, Thatta and Tharparkar on Thursday and Friday, while thundershowers are also expected in the rest of Sindh.
Heavy rains expected in Sindh as ‘Vayu’ heads north
A high alert has been issued in Badin citing the predictions of heavy rains. PMD also forecasts that the cyclone would likely hit Thatta and other parts of Sindh on from on June 16 and 17.
The fishermen are advised not to venture in the open sea as the sea state will remain extremely rough.
The Met Office has also advised all relevant authorities in Sindh to stay alert and take precautionary measures to minimise the impact of Vayu.