Meteorological department issued a fresh heatwave alert in Karachi as temperature in the city is expected to reach 45ºC. 

Met Office says that a new heatwave of moderate to severe intensity would remain in Karachi and its suburbs from Tuesday and was expected to continue till Thursday that is from May 29 to 31.

During the period, the entry of relatively cooler sea breeze will be suspended whereas hot and dry winds will blow in the metropolis.

Citizens are advised to adopt precautionary measures for outdoor activities and are expected to stay indoors.  

Weather forecast suggests mainly hot and dry weather in most parts, while extremely hot in Sindh, south/central Punjab, D.I.Khan, Sibbi, Makran divisions. Rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds/duststorm is expected at few places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country.

The heatwave coincides with the beginning of Ramazan, when millions of devout Pakistanis abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.

In June 2015 about 1,200 people died in Karachi during a heatwave, with nearly two-thirds of the victims homeless people.