Karachi weather is classified as mild arid, its very low precipitation levels being one of its main characteristics. Karachi weather is influenced by its positioning along the coast of the Arabian Sea, northwest of the Indus River Delta.
Precipitation levels are at a low throughout the year, managing a meager 10 inches annually approximately. Even though Karachi is close to the sea, humidity levels are at a high all through the year, with cool sea breezes coming as a great source of relief from the heat of the summer months, for both locals and visitors.
Weather in Karachi is also notable for its hot summers. When April rolls in mercury begins its steady ascent, hovering between 30-44°C and remaining hot right through to October.
Karachi weather also experiences a monsoon season, when sudden dusk due to reddish cloud cover sets in, while thunder and abundant downpours of rain engulf the city for days. Monsoonal winds blow in from the southwest of India and are characterized by heavy rainfall. Bringing with them not only much needed relief from the scorching temperatures that build up for weeks leading up to the monsoon, but devastating disaster, power shortages, flooding and road blockage. Unfortunately, the city of Karachi is not equip to handle the monsoons.
Weather in Karachi experiences mild winters, and the best time to visit Karachi is between November to March. The days are warm and the nights are cool, temperatures during the day are approximately 27 C, during the evenings temperatures fall to 10 C. During January - the coldest month of the year- winds blowing in from Quetta drop temperatures to 5 C. These winds make their appearance felt for only a few days, then Karachi weather is back to its pleasant patterns.
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