Karachi, the bustling metropolis of Pakistan, is currently in the grip of an intense heatwave and confinement, as temperatures soar and the city braces for the approaching tropical cyclone “Bi Per Joy” in the Arabian Sea. The meteorological department issued warnings and provided updates on the cyclone’s progress, assuring the coastal areas of Pakistan that no immediate danger is expected. Additionally, other regions of Pakistan, including southern Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir, are anticipate to experience strong winds, thunderstorms, and rainfall. Let’s delve deeper into the latest developments.
The residents of Karachi woke up to an oppressive heatwave that has left them perspiring in the early morning hours. Temperatures, which normally hover around 30 degrees Celsius, have soared to a scorching 36 degrees Celsius, causing discomfort and prompting people to seek relief from the sweltering conditions. The heatwave is expecting to persist until the cyclone’s arrival, adding to the challenges faced by the city.
Cyclone Bi Per Joy Approaches Arabian Sea
A depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified into a tropical cyclone, named Bi Per Joy. Currently position approximately 1420 kilometers south of Karachi, the cyclone is closely monitor by the meteorological department. Experts predict that within the next 24 to 36 hours, Bi Per Joy may further intensify and pose potential risks to coastal areas. However, authorities have reassured the public that there is currently no imminent threat to the Pakistani coastline.
Anticipated Weather Conditions in Other Regions While Karachi grapples with the heatwave and approaching cyclone, other parts of Pakistan are also bracing for severe weather. The meteorological department has issued forecasts indicating the likelihood of strong winds, thunderstorms, and rainfall in southern Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir. Recent incidents of hailstorms, accompan by gusty winds, have already reported in various locations, including Lahore, Multan, Khanewal, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, and Khushab.
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