Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) hospitals on alert after the heatwave forecast by the Met Office. According to media details, all relevant officials and staffers including 1122 rescue services have been directed to make foolproof arrangements and stay alert round the clock in wake of the heatwave alert. Following the forecast, Administrator Iftikhar Ali Shallwani has directed all departments of the KMC’s medical and health services to remain on alert to cope with any untoward situation. He has also directed all concerned officials and staffers to remain on duty round the clock, local media reported. On Monday, the maximum temperature in the city was recorded at 40.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 25.5 degrees Celsius in the morning. Sea breezes remained suspended during the day while gusts of hot northwestern winds from Balochistan intensified the dry heat in the city, causing the day to seem hotter than the recorded temperatures indicated. Humidity levels were recorded at around 80 per cent in the morning and 20 per cent by night fall. “Due to a high-pressure area formed over Central Asia, dry continental air resulted in the increase in temperature in Karachi but due to very low humidity in the air, the feel-like temperature was not high as compared with high-humidity weather,” said Sardar Sarfraz, PMD Chief Meteorological Officer in Sindh.