Scorching heat is likely to persist in Karachi during the first week of Ramadan, according to the Pakistan Meteorological (Met) Department.
The temperatures are expected to soar up to 38°C to 40°C, the Met department stated, adding that winds could probably blow from the south-west.
The challenge of self-restraint is made only harder by the sweltering heat. Despite the hardship, for many Muslims it’s the most awaited month of the year — a time of family bonding and religious devotion, a break from the regular routine.
Hot and dry weather had set in towards the end of March in Karachi, which temperate soaring to maximum 40°C on March 26.
The MET Office had said the temperature may also feel higher than it would actually be due to a lack of sea breeze.
Beating the heat
Here’s all that you can do to beat the heat as the mercury rises:
Try to stay indoors, and if you need to be outside; don’t spend extended amounts of time without shade or clothes that expose your skin to the sun.
Wear light clothes
Wear linen, cotton, silk, or other breathable fabrics. Keep your clothing loose and breezy, so you don’t feel suffocated in the humid heat.
Find shade or wear caps
If you must absolutely go out during peak hours that is between 10:00am and 4:00pm as mentioned above, then try to find shade to stand under or keep a baseball cap handy and wear it along with your sunglasses every time you step out.