KARACHI: Partly cloudy weather, with chances of drizzle, mercury ranging between 33-35 Celsius and humidity tolerable made Thursday quite pleasant for Karachiites.
Doctors have however advised people not be complacent and continue to be cautious in their choice for food, avoiding soda and caffeinated drinks as well as heavy and deeply fried food.
Meanwhile, an early morning power shutdown due to fault in the main power supply and transmission line of K-Electric, affected the thickly populated areas of Gulshan e Iqbal, block 13 – D, Federal B Area, Liaqutabad, PIB Colony.
It was a matter of satisfaction for many citizens that weather remained cloudy or partly cloudy with humidity ranging between 50% to 60% and maximum temperature at 35 degree centigrade on Friday as well as Saturday.
Met department official talking to APP said there were chances of light drizzle making weather pleasant not only in Karachi but also in almost all divisions of the province. There are chances of rain in the next two day, said the Met department official.
Fortunately, no heat related death was registered from any of the hospitals in the metropolis since Wednesday night. Doctors, however have advised citizens to be cautious with specific reference to food consumption and particularly avoid over ripe fruits and stale food.
Since a vast majority of people are also fasting in the current month of Ramzan therefore special care must be taken to get hydrated during hours between Iftar and Sehar.
Plain water and fresh fruits and vegetable can be an ideal choice instead of soda or caffeine and deep fried food,” said Dr. Qaiser Sajjad of Pakistan Medical Association. “I will strongly suggest that people must continue with ORS intake as there all chances that people would remain vulnerable to gastro-related ailments,” said the veteran doctor.