Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Friday forecasted that the temperature in Karachi is likely to cross 44 degrees Celsius from tomorrow (Saturday) and severe weather is expected to prevail for the next five to six days.

The temperature forecast suggests an unusual change in climate for the metropolis as according to records from the past 30 years, the temperature in the city averages up to 36 degrees in the month of October.

According to Met Director Abdul Rasheed, the sea breeze, which normally keeps Karachi temperature in check, is expected to change directions, resulting in an increase in mercury.