Pre-monsoon to begin in Punjab early this year!
Heat to relax but humidity to take its place!
Deep depression BOB 02 forms
Heat wave on peak!
“Sibbi sizzles at 48°C”
Heat wave has paralysed routine life in upper Sindh. Though there is no Met office in the north region of Sindh, it is considered that the temperature is around 50°C to 51°C for the past some days. Temperatures are expected to remain above 40°C in Punjab while above 45°C in Sindh. Karachi will see normal temperatures that 34 °C – 37 °C.
With moisture reaching Sindh and Punjab, the humidity is likely to increase though temperatures will decrease but people might not feel much difference due to high humidity.
Many people of upper Sindh have complained of irritation in eyes. People who are experiencing hot weather should wash their eyes with clean and cold water and remain under some shade or a tree during the day time. This is a seasonal virus that can be cured but precautions must be taken.
Two people have also died due to this heat wave in Sindh that started from June 8 and is still on going.
Arabian sea’s moisture
Notice “Gilgit, FATA and many parts of Khyber and whole Balochistan excluding eastern parts are not a monsoon regions.”
Weak pre-monsoon currents are reaching Punjab, parts of Khyber and Azad Kashmir from June 17 and light to moderate pre-monsoon rainfall likely in Lahore, Islamabad and other adjoining cities, these rains will not be heavy.
In Karachi, the moisture accompanied by pre-monsoon activity has caused some thick clouds to over the city with fast winds (44 km/h). In coming days more “on and off”clouds are expected in the city but no rainfall likely till June 23. Over all the weather will be pleasant in Karachi with fast SW winds and clouds at night, morning and evening.
It is said that Karachi has more number of days of cloudy periods in monsoon season than any other city of Pakistan but the level of precipitation is quite low when compared to other cities.
Monsoon 2011 update
Deep depression BOB 02 forms in the Bay of Bengal
Heavy Monsoon rainfall continues in India
3 Pre-monsoon spells in Pakistan after that Monsoon of 2011 begins!
Heavy rainfall likely in central, eastern and western coast of India. A trough is increasing monsoon activity in western coast of India, while a depression has helped further advance the monsoon many parts of India.
This deep depression BOB 02 is the first depression in the peninsular sea after the drought year of 2009.
The year 2010 also had a normal monsoon but it was also without a depression in the Bay of Bengal, only the second such instance after year 2002 in a recorded history of 121 years of tracking monsoon depressions. Depressions in the Bay emerged only after when the monsoon was over. In short, they were late!
Three pre-monsoon activity likely in Pakistan and after that proper monsoon will begin in July. Following are those three pre-monsoon rainfalls;
- Some light pre-monsoon rainfall in Punjab, parts of Khyber and Azad Kashmir from June 18. The intensity of these pre-monsoon rains will be weak. Moisture from Arabian sea has started reaching these regions.
- Second pre-monsoon activity is likely in Sindh, this could be heavy in nature as the remnants of Deep depression BOB 02 will enter Gujarat from June 21. It is still too early to go in-depth of this pre-monsoon rain.
- The third and last pre-monsoon rainfall expected in last week of June.
After these pre-rainfall, the monsoon of 2011 will begin. If the readers want to know the previous pre-monsoon and monsoon dates of 2010 and 2009 of Pakistan then check this. This year pre-monsoon activity in Punjab has started early than Sindh as compared to 2009 and 2010. It is also worth mentioning that 3 pre-monsoon spells this year are quite to many for Pakistan that too in June, mostly there is only one such activity that occurs late in June.