a women pouring water over head in heatwave


Moenjo-Daro Records Highest Temperature in Sindh’s Heatwave at 53°C

Sindh, the hottest province in Pakistan, is currently experiencing an unprecedented heatwave, with temperatures soaring to alarming levels.

The ancient city of Moenjo-Daro has recorded a scorching 53°C, marking the highest temperature in the province. Most cities in Sindh are facing temperatures above 50°C, posing severe health risks to the population.

Moenjo-Daro, known for its archaeological significance as one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, is now making headlines for a different reason.

The city’s history dates back to 2500 BCE, and it was once a flourishing metropolis with advanced urban planning and architecture. Today, it is battling extreme weather conditions, with the mercury reaching a staggering 52°C during this heatwave.

The Impact of Heatwaves on Health

Extreme heat can have severe health implications, including heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and eye stroke. Eye stroke, or retinal artery occlusion, is a serious condition that can be triggered by extreme heat.

Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can lead to dehydration, which in turn can cause the blood vessels in the eye to constrict, potentially leading to a blockage of blood flow to the retina. Symptoms of an eye stroke include sudden vision loss or visual disturbances, and it requires immediate medical attention.

Protecting Yourself During Heatwave

To mitigate the risks associated with scorching temperatures, it is crucial to take preventative measures:

  1. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration. Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages as they can contribute to dehydration.
  2. Limit Sun Exposure: Stay indoors during peak hours of sunlight (10 AM to 4 PM). If you must go outside, wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-protection sunglasses.
  3. Use Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  4. Stay Cool: Use fans, air conditioners, or take cool showers to lower your body temperature.
  5. Monitor Vulnerable Individuals: Keep an eye on children, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses, as they are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.


Sindh’s record-breaking temperatures are a stark reminder of the increasing due to climate change. As the hottest province in Pakistan today, it is imperative for residents to take necessary precautions to protect their health.

Stay hydrated, avoid excessive sun exposure, and seek medical help if you experience symptoms of heat-related illnesses. By staying informed and prepared, we can minimize the impact of these extreme weather conditions on our well-being.