HYDERABAD: Hyderabad faced the hottest day yesterday with the mercury rising to 49˚C, the highest in 84 years of the city’s history, weather official said.
According to the Meteorological Department, 49˚C was recorded on Wednesday. The temperature had touched 49.5˚C in 1932.
Although Hyderabad saw a record temperature, the district was not an exception in Sindh, as mercury soared to 52˚C in Larkana, 51˚C in Dadu, Sukkur and Naushero Feroz, 49˚C in Tharparkar and 48˚C in Nawabshah.
The highest temperature, 52˚C, was recorded in Larkana, according to the meteorological department’s Wednesday weather report.
No heatwave-related death was reported during the day but hospitals saw a rise in heatstroke cases
Prolonged load-shedding was reported from all 12 districts under Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (Heco). There were also protests in several localities. According to a Hesco spokesperson, the demand rose to 966 megawatts on Tuesday night but they received only 620MW from the national grid.