- This article has been shared by Waseem Ahmed from Karachi, Pakistan
Given are some interesting Weather Events of Karachi regarding maximum temperature during last 22 years or so.
25th MARCH, 1992:
On that historical day when Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup 1992 in Australia, Karachi had a beautiful cold and rainy day, it continued drizzle or rain from morning to late afternoon with almost no sun throughout the day, on that day Karachi’s maximum temperature was only 22.5°C and minimum was 21.6°C, that was THE SMALLEST DIFFERENCE (ONLY 0.9°C) OF TEMPERATURE BETWEEN MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF A DAY IN KARACHI I have never seen before or after then.
31st JULY, 1992:
Due to a complete cloudy, drizzly and rainy day of Monsoon, in the end of July Karachi’s maximum temperature was only 27°C on that day. It was the whole day without a minute of sunshine in the city and it kept drizzling or light raining from early morning (6 am) to evening (7 pm) in the city as it was the ‘COOLEST DAY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY’ in Karachi I have seen till to date.
1st JUNE, 1997:
An unusually late ‘WD’ caused a great thunderstorm on Sunday, 1st June, 1997 morning in Karachi with AMAZINGLY STRONG COOL WINDS from E or NE accompanied the rain that continued for 30 – 40 minutes in different areas of the city and some areas reported to receive hail as well. On that day city’s MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 29°C “COLDEST DAY OF JUNE” REMAINED AS A RECORD TILL 6th JUNE, 2010 when due to a cyclone’s rain Karachi temperature was just 28°C (given in later part).
8th To 15th OCTOBER, 1998:
Dry heat is common during October in Karachi but it was a very long heat wave from 6th Oct to 13th Oct-98 (8 successive hot days – max temperature detail: 37, 37, 40, 42, 41, 42, 40, & 40°C respectively). Then due to a tropical disturbance in Arabian Sea clouds & rain caused A HUGE DROPPED IN THE CITY’S TEMPERATURE and brought great relief to Karachiites from a very long hot week (clouds started to arrive from SSE since 13th Oct afternoon, rained all day on 14th Oct with breaks and showers on 15th with cold winds).
THE MAX TEMPERATURE THAT WAS 40°C on 13th DROPPED to 31°C on 14th OCTOBER & ONLY 25°C on 15th OCTOBER i.e. “15° FALL IN JUST 2 DAYS” and THIS THE BIGGEST DROP IN TEMPERATURE I HAVE SEEN NOT ONLY IN ‘OCTOBER’ BUT ALSO FOR ANY MONTH IN KARACHI DURING LAST 24 YEARS (according to my recorded data).
6th JUNE, 2010:
A Tropical storm developed in the Arabian Sea “Phet” that caused a huge amount of rain on coastal Makran, intermittent rain with strong & cool winds continued throughout the day in Karachi on Sunday, 6th June, 2010 as temperature of the city was even unable to cross 28°C on that day. The day was so cool and pleasant that people were feeling comfortable ‘without FANS even in JUNE’ and that day still stands the ‘COOLEST DAY OF JUNE’ or the LOWEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE i.e. 28°C DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE FOR OVER 24 YEARS IN KARACHI.
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