The Sindh Health Department has imposed 24 hours of emergency to deal with any untoward situation after the Pakistan Meteorological Department warned of a heatwave in the province and the rest of the country.
In its statement, the Sindh Health Department said that the heatwave experienced in Pakistan and India would exceed global expectations. It stated that extreme hot weather was expected to grip the country influenced by high pressure in the upper atmosphere from Sunday.
In Sindh, the heatwave will be impacting Jamshoro, Thatta, Badin, Hyderabad, Sanghar, Khairpur, Naushero Feroze, Dadu, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Mirpurkhas, and Umerkot.
Additionally, the health department issued an advisory for the health facilities across Sindh.
Earlier, local media reported citing officials of the Pakistan Meteorological Department that heatwave was likely to grip Sindh from May 11 to 12. It cautioned the heat spell could last till May 16 with temperatures reaching 50°C in some parts of the province. Karachi was expected to exceed 40°C.
The met department said that a higher than normal heat was also recorded in the upper, central and southern Punjab along with parts of Balochistan.