Rainfall in Karachi is rare, let alone winter rainfall. Luckily this weekend proved to be a blessing for all the Karachities. Not only did the temperature fall down but it has been raining cats and dogs since Friday noon.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) this light to moderate rain will continue to pour throughout the weekend.
While this weather seems fresh and a blessing for Karachities, it might also have its downfalls with the fast falling temperature.
Here are some of the health precautions one should keep in mind in the cold weather;
- Use mosquito repellent sprays and lotions as they are chances of viral infections.
- Wear warm clothes; cover your ears and head, keep the feet as warm as possible
- Drink boiled water and hot beverages
- Avoid using canned food
It seems like the government is also taking some interest here. Karachi’s mayor Wasim Akhtar ordered all municipal departments to stay alert for any rain emergencies. The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board also announced that they are active and have already sent out the required machinery to the areas where necessary.