Heat to grip Southern Pakistan!
No deaths occurred since July 6
- Karachi’s long wait for monsoon continues
Background for upcoming weather
Upper and Northern parts of Pakistan are experiencing the third spell of current monsoon season which will continue till July 17 night. A western trough, which is interacting with monsoon moisture will enhance the activity over these areas. Humidity will remain high in all monsoon areas of Pakistan. Non-Monsoon regions that is Balochistan, FATA and western Khyber will remain dry. Some weak heat wave may occur in southern parts of Pakistan during the period.
Heat wave coming: Temperatures outlook
Temperatures have not changed and are not expected to change as compared to last update, except few southern parts that is Sindh, lower Balochistan and southern Punjab where it will increase. Following is the expected temperature in Sindh;
- 45 °C to 47 °C in Sukkur.
- 44 °C to 47 °C also in Larkana.
- 42 °C to 44 °C in Nawabshah.
- 39 °C to 43 °C in Hyderabad.
- 32 °C to 34 °C in Karachi. (Not changed since last update)
- 41 °C to 45 °C in Lahore.
- 35 °C to 40 °C in Islamabad.
- 42 °C to 45°C in Multan.
- 42 °C to 45°C in Faisalabad.
- 37 °C to 41 °C in Peshawar. (Not changed since last update)
- Older people, especially those over 75 years old.
- People suffering from mental ill-health, those with dementia, and those who rely on help from other people to manage day-to-day activities.
- People who are bed-bound or have mobility problems.
- People taking certain types of medication.
- People with a serious chronic condition, particularly breathing or heart problems.
- People who already have a high temperature from an infection.
- People who use alcohol or illicit drugs.
- Babies and young children, especially under four years old.
- People who are physically active such as manual workers, or sportsmen and women.
36 people have died since June 25 in Pakistan till July 15 due to weather related incidents. The deaths occurred due to heat waves, monsoon rainfall and river floodings. The death toll has not risen since July 6. Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) will keep tracking the death toll due to weather-related incident in Pakistan to show the people that how many citizens die during the monsoon season.
Monsoon 2011 update
- Third monsoon spell in full swing in Pakistan!
- Western trough and eastern currents interacting!
Karachiites eagerly waiting for first drop of rain!
Lots of thunder, winds, rainfall, black clouds and lightening, this is what Punjab, Khyber, Kashmir and few parts of Gilgit are experiencing since few days. The third monsoon spell will continue till July 17 with occasional gaps, the interaction between a western trough and monsoon currents from the Arabian sea is the main cause that would cause some heavy rainfall but no flooding-like situation likely at the moment, at least not from the third spell. After July 17, a break is expected all over Pakistan but few isolated thunderstorms can not be ruled out during that period. During the last week of July, a fourth spell of monsoon and a final monsoon rainfall of July is expected in these same areas.
- In 2004, monsoon started on October 2.
- In 2005, monsoon started on September 12.
- In 2006, monsoon started on July 26.
- In 2007, monsoon started on June 21.
- In 2008, monsoon started on July 28.
- In 2009, monsoon started on July 17.
- In 2010, monsoon started on June 6.