This is a “live cyclone coverage” that started from May 24 and will end on June 15. From June 15, normal articles of Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) will resume. The “special coverage” is now over.
Local thunderstorms thunders Punjab
Heat wave to break
Remains of tropical cyclone may reach Lower Sindh
A high pressure is over Pakistan and during the next many days no major weather events are likely all over the country excluding lower Sindh.
*High pressure will remain over Pakistan.
*Local isolated thunderstorms could develop over some parts of Pakistan.
*Tropical cyclone in the Arabian sea will reach coastal Sindh as remnants.
*Heat wave to lose intensity.
Thunderstorms over Pakistan
There might be some localised thunderstorms over parts of Punjab and Khyber that would cause dust storms and light rainfall in some cities. Following cities of Punjab and Khyber might get rainfall;
- Thunder showers in Islamabad till June 13.
- Light thunder showers in Lahore on June 13.
- Thunder showers in Multan till June 12.
- Thunder showers in Peshawar till June 12
- Thunder rainfall in Murree till June 13.
Heat Wave in Pakistan
The heat wave in Northern parts of Pakistan will remain high but in lower parts they might decrease. Following are the temperatures of following cities;
- In Islamabad, temperatures will remain 38°C – 40°C.
- In Lahore, temperatures will remain 42°C-45°C.
- In Multan, temperatures will remain just like Lahore with slight variations.
- In Peshawar, temperature will remain 38°C-40°C
- In Quetta, temperature will remain 33°C-36°C
- In Nawabshah, temperatures will remain unusually low that is till 43°C.
- In Karachi, temperatures will remain between 33°C-35°C.
Tropical cyclone in Sindh??
No, there are no chances of tropical trouble in Sindh. The remnants of tropical cyclone 01, which has not been named officially, may reach coast of Sindh on June 13 before hitting Gujarat. It will not have much intensity and will only produce strong winds with drizzle to light rainfall.
According to the GFS, the system will move through the coast of Sindh bringing showers while according to BBC, the system will remain stationary near Mumbai. PWP will monitor the remnants of this storm.
Updates regarding ARB 01
All the updates will be published below;
(Update 1:00 pm PST June 13)-LAST UPDATE
“light rainfall likely in coastal Sindh – Drizzle in Karachi”
The depression has weakened to a well marked low, IMD has stopped monitoring the storm. The system had caused very heavy rainfall in Gujarat, it is moving towards NW direction very slowly and it is expected to become a weak remnant low pressure. It is not a significant weather system now. Moisture has reached lower Sindh.
Under its influence, light intensity showers expected in Keit Bandar, Shah Bandar and Umer Kot, while drizzle is expected in Karachi from June 13 night till June 14 morning.
(Update 5:30 pm PST June 12)
“More heavy rainfall with strong winds in Gujarat for 24 hours”
The depression is weakening very rapidly and during 24 hours the depression will weaken and become a remnant low, it is moving in a NW direction towards Sindh but the wind shear from the east and dry air over North is destroying it every mintue. The system is also some what stationary, It is moving in a very slow speed in NW. Its moisture will reach coastal Sindh on June 13 morning and some steady, but spotty drizzle could occur in Karachi and lower Sindh from June 13 night.
The JTWC has stopped monitoring the system. The depression will be down graded to be remnant low by the IMD tonight. The system is 500 km away from Karachi.
(Update 10:50 am PST June 12)
“Rapid weakening ahead”
The depression ARB 01 (Tropical cyclone 01) is likely to move along the Gujarat coast and start to weaken rapidly in 24 hours in NW direction, the storm will lose depression status due to wind shear from east. Its remnants will move in NW direction for another 24 hours before finally dieing.
No rainfall likely in lower Sindh expect drizzle, but in lower Gujarat some very heavy rainfall likely with strong wind storms. Partly cloudy with drizzle in Karachi with fast winds likely. No major event likely!
(Update 9:00 am PST June 12)
“Sea to be rough – drizzle in Karachi likely”
The depression in the Arabian sea has moved in a WNW direction during the last 6 hours at 4 knot. The depression is some what stationary due to slow speed. It is expected to move in a NW direction in 24 hours. The storm will move along the coast of Gujarat (no landfall), with heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds.
According to national reports the storm is 560 km away from South east of Karachi while according to international reports the storm is still 700 km away from Karachi.
(Update 11:13 pm PST June 11)
“Following IMD now, since they are regional head of South Asia.”
A depression formed near Gujarat and Maharashtra coast on June 11, while according to JTWC (Joint typhoon warning centre) a tropical storm has formed. The depression is likely to further intensify during next 24 to 48 hours.
The storm is about 180 km northwest of Mumbai and 700 km southeast of Karachi. It is moving slowly northwestwards initially. Its pressure is 996 hPa. Stay tune!
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Monsoon News 2011
Mumbai and Gujarat battered by heavy rainfalls
Pre-monsoon showers likely in Sindh
Heavy monsoon showers have rocked Mumbai and many other cities on the western coast of India due to developement of a tropical cyclone, which has not been officially named yet. On the eastern parts of India, the monsoon has further advanced into many parts due to developement of a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal. Rain in Mumbai was above 100 mm.
No pre-monsoon showers likely in Pakistan till July. But lower Sindh could have some showers due to the remnants of tropical cyclone.
Under this influence, light monsoon showers with strong winds (40 mph to 45 mph) could occur in Karachi, Thatta, Badin, Keti Bandar, Shah Bandar, Mirpur Khas and other adjoining cities and towns from June 13 night. These remnants could cause the sea to become rough but not threatening. Isolated heavy rainfall could occur in cities near Gujarat in Sindh.