According to the latest reports, the Pakistan Meteorological Department’s warning of a potential heatwave in Sindh from May 11 or 1 till May 16. The regional health department has now imposed 24 hours of emergency so that any disastrous situation can be tackled properly.
The Sindh Health Department has said in a statement that the Heatwave in Pakistan and India will surpass the global expectations of any previous year.
Health officials in Sindh, Pakistan, have declared an emergency as dangerously high temperatures are forecast to reach around 50C in some places in the next two days. Chris Fawkes has more on the heatwave in Pakistan and north-west India: https://t.co/SPcoVQTmHR pic.twitter.com/8BjAluQFpi— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) May 12, 2022
The high pressure in the upper atmosphere can lead to the hot weather conditions in the region from Sunday. The main regions which are affected by this heatwave are Jamshoro, Thatta, Naushero Feroze, Dadu, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Mirpurkhas, and Umerkot.
In addition to alerting the health departments and declaring a regional emergency, Sindh Health Departments have also issued an advisory for the health facilities to follow and act upon.
The chief meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz has said that the mercury can touch 50 degrees centigrades in the above-mentioned regions. The temperature is expected to cross 40 degrees in the capital city of Sindh, Karachi.
He further went on to say that “Currently, Karachi is not under the influence of heatwave, however, due to high humidity in the air, the greater intensity of temperature is being felt.”
He also added that the high temperatures are currently being recorded in the upper, central, and Southern Punjab.
“The heatwave has gripped different parts of the country and may continue till May 15. During this period, the intensity of heat will be higher than normal.”