With the increase in temperature due to the current heat wave, the glaciers in Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan have started melting, resulting in significant increase in flows in rivers, streams and nullahs.
Delayed this year!
Usually, the temperature increases in Himalayan, Hindukush and Karakuram ranges of mountains soon after March, but this time the weather remained cold and continous snowfall and hailstorm caused the temperatures to remain below normal.
Fresh western disturbance is likely to cause temperatures to decrease which will ultimately stop the process of melting. But glaciers will start melting again after second week of May as intense heat is likely to develop.
The electricity generation and power supply has also improved as the region was entirely dependent on hydropower and the Water and Power Department has decreased load shedding to six hours.