Karachi Heatwave Crisis - Sindh (As of 27 February, 2016)

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Saturday hottest February day in Karachi in over two decades: Met KARACHI(Dawn News): With the mercury topping 36.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday, Feb 26, Karachi witnessed it's hottest day of the month in over two decades, the Met office said Sunday.

The heatwave is expected to continue till Monday or Tuesday after which tem peratures will gradually dwindle down, officials say.

The reason for yesterday’s unprecedented heat was a "disconnect of sea breeze towards Karachi",
Pakistan Meteorological Department Director General Dr Ghulam Rasool told Wind blowing from the "land surface towards the sea" instead of the other way round, bringing humidity levels down to around 30 percent is responsible for the rise in temperature, he said. The breeze will shift direction around Sunday evening, the DG Met said, adding that temperatures will return to normal by Tuesday, falling to around 32 degrees.