Blistering heat hits interior Sindh; Record temperature of 51.50 degrees centigrade in LarkanaMay 19, 2013
KARACHI: Blistering heat hit several cities of interior Sindh, including Larkana, Nawabshah, Dadu, Sehwan Sharif, Moenjodaro, Sukkur, Rohri, Khairpur, Gambat, Naushehro Feroze, Shahdadpur on Sunday, affecting routine life.
This year’s record temperature of 51.50 degrees centigrade was recorded in Larkana today that forced people to stay indoors and use cold drinks. The roads in Larkana remained deserted during midday as scorching heat was hitting people hard.
The people have been using cold drinks and taking baths in ponds to beat the heat. The business activities have also been affected in these cities.
Nawabshah, Sakrand and Shahdadpur also remained under severe heat, where about 50 degrees centigrade temperature was recorded on Saturday, while Sunday temperature remained 47 degrees centigrade. At least six people fainted due to heat in Nawabshah. They were rushed to People’s Medical College Hospital for treatment. About 33 people fainted in Nawabshah district within a week due to scorching heat.
The load shedding duration has been expanded to 15 hours from 12 hours, making the life of people miserable. The load shedding also hit Larkana and many other cities of interior Sindh as authorities are looking other ways.
The heat has gripped the cities and its adjoining areas since four consecutive days. The people, particularly, bike riders, are avoiding to travel on roads because of scorching heatwave.
Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Sunday that day temperatures have risen by two to three degrees centigrade at a few places in Sindh.
It said Hyderabad; Mirpurkhas, Sukkur and Larkana divisions would brave very hot and dry weather on Monday, while Karachi would have hot and dry weather.