Heat wave is gone for now!
21 people dead across Pakistan!
Monsoon eyes South Punjab now!
Prays for Rain in Sindh!
Monsoon season has begun in Pakistan with lots of rain, thunder and winds. The monsoon has brought relief to the Northern Pakistan while southern Pakistan is thirsty for some relief from scorching heat. Heat is till active in some parts of Balcohistan and Sindh, though monsoon rains will bring relief to Sindh but coastal Balochistan and adjoining areas near Iranian border should wait till November.
Heat wave – Is it gone?
The severe heat wave is gone, temperatures have relaxed down in especially the hot spots of Pakistan. Nawabshah is expected to get 41°C – 42°C, while it has seen 49°C few weeks back. Sukkur will see temperatures around 43°C. In Hyderabad, temperatures are significantly low that will be around 37 °C compared to its summer temperature of 43°C. In Karachi, the temperatures will hover around 32 °C to 33°C , the low temperatures in Karachi are due to cloud cover and overcast since mid-June. Temperatures in Karachi will stay around 33°C during the coming days.The people of Sindh could now relax for some time!
In other parts of Pakistan, due to heavy rainy activity the temperatures will remain 1°C to 3°C below in those areas. But still temperatures will reach around 42°C in Multan, Lahore, Faisalabad and other cities of Punjab. In Islamabad, temperatures will hover around 38°C.
Weather-related incidents in Pakistan
Due to heavy monsoon rainfall in parts of Punjab, many houses have collapsed, mostly mud houses and many people have lost their lives. On June 29, some 12 people lost their lives in Punjab and many as 25 people were injured when monsoon lashed Punjab. On July 1, fresh showers have caused more houses to collapse in Punjab and 3 people have been reported dead.
In Sindh, at least 6 people have lost their lives as temperatures touched unexpectedly 51°C in Dadu on June 28. Overall 21 people have lost their lives since June 28 in Pakistan’s weather related incidents. Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) request the people to take precautions during the heat wave and during rainstorms.
Monsoon update 2011
Good monsoon from second week of July!
Monsoon in full swing in Punjab!
Karachi to see clouds only!
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had revised their monsoon forecast for 2011 and have now forecasted a below-normal monsoon all over the country. The IMD uses a new model to forecast the monsoon since 2007 and their forecasts have went as predicted, but in 2009 their forecasts went horribly wrong and 2009 proved to be the driest year in the history of India in the 21st century.
Monsoon has caused heavy rainfall across India but it is likely to reduce its intensity in Southern Peninsula. Monsoon will take 3 to 4 days to advance in some parts of Gujarat.
Monsoon season is causing light to moderate showers in parts of Punjab and will continue to do so with occasional gaps of sunny/partly cloudy conditions. Isolated heavy rainfall could occur in North-eastern Punjab during this week. Though as of now there are no chances of any severe event in any part of Pakistan from Monsoon. Monsoon is likely to be slightly above normal in Northern Pakistan due to the interaction between westerlies. Bay of Bengal may also get active during the second week of July. A Dry MJO phase has started weakening and conditions will be better over the Indian-subcontinent from second week of July.
In Karachi, people are waiting for the first drop of rain to fall but it seems as if the nature is listening only to other Karachiites who fear that rainfall will cause power outages and break down, flooding and cause hardship to the citizens and thus they do not want rain, Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) had forecasted that monsoon will hit the thirsty province of Sindh including Karachi on July 15, a decrease or increase in days can not be ruled out.
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