Monsoon Daily Updates – For August 2011

This is actually a part of Monsoon of Pakistan page

Date of issue  – August 31

Week long rains may cause flooding situation in Sindh

Low pressure in the Arabian sea – Another over Chhatisgarh

*Low pressure over coastal Gujarat and north-eastern Arabian sea is now over north-eastern Arabian sea, it may intensify further into a well-marked low pressure area in 24 to 48 hours (No threat of tropical activity). Yesterday’s low pressure over Orissa coast and Bay of Bengal is now over Chhattisgarh, it may move towards south-eastern Sindh on September 3 night.

*More thundershowers are expected in Sindh and south Punjab during the next few days with isolated heavy falls. Rains will be accompanied by strong winds especially in Sindh. Heavy falls may create flash flooding situation in the districts of Thatta, Mirpur Khas and Badin of Sindh, while chances of mild urban flooding in Karachi and Hyderabad during the current week. Isolated thundeshowers with scattered moderate falls are now also expected in Islamabad, North Punjab, Khyber and Kashmir till 24 to 36 hours. Monsoon has been very active in the monsoon belt of Pakistan especially Sindh during the last 24 hours.

*3 people have died in Sindh on August 30 due to heavy rainfalls while 20 people are injured in Thatta due to strong winds and heavy rainfall. The death toll is now 203 since June 25. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in few cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Multan got TR.
  • Murree got TR.
  • Sindh
  • Padidan got 238 mm.
  • Dadu got 130 mm.
  • Nawabshah got 70 mm.
  • Larkana got 48 mm.
  • Sukkur got 38 mm.
  • Mithi got 33 mm.
  • Moen-jo-Daro got  23 mm.
  • Hyderabad got 15 mm.
  • Badin got 7 mm.
  • Karachi got 5 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Kalat got 21 mm.
  • Zhob got 10 mm.
  • Lasbella got 6 mm.
  • Barkhan got 1 mm.

Date of issue – August 30

Threat of urban flooding in Karachi and Hyderabad due to week long rains

Flash flooding threat in South-eastern Sindh persist

Moon will be visible in Gwadar

*Eid’s Moon might be only visible in Balochistan especially in the coastal cities of the province that is Gwadar.

*Yesterday’s UAC over Gujarat moved to coastal Gujarat and north-eastern Arabian sea as a low pressure area (no tropical activity is expected),  while yesterday’s low pressure is now over Orissa and adjoining Bay of Bengal, moving in western direction.

*More thundershowers with isolated heavy falls expected in Sindh and south Punjab, heavy falls may cause urban flooding in Karachi and Hyderabad, while flash flooding in Mirpur Khas and Badin districts. Winds across Sindh will be fast to strong. Overall the 5th monsoon spell will continue the whole week in Sindh due to the development of a low pressure area near Sindh. Monsoon moisture from Sindh will also affect south Punjab, where thundershowers with chances of isolated heavy falls persist too. However isolated thundershowers are expected in Islamabad, Khyber and Kashmir till 24 to 48 hours.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in few cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Multan got TR.
  • Khyber
  • Kakul got 1 mm.
  • Parachinar got 8 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Karachi got 22 mm.
  • Nawabshah got 55 mm.
  • Hyderabad got 4 mm.
  • Mirpur Khas got 14 mm.
  • Chhor got 19 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Lasbella got 45 mm.

Date of issue – August 29

Thunderstorms in Sindh as forecasted by PWP – More expected!

*5th monsoon spell hits Sindh on August 29 as forecasted by PWP on August 26. Thundershowers with isolated moderate/heavy falls lashed various parts of Sindh including Karachi.

*Upper air cyclonic circulations over Madya Pradesh now over Gujarat and adjoining area. Fresh low pressure over the north-western sector of Bay of Bengal and adjoining area forms.

*Thunder/Rainfall with few moderate/heavy falls expected in Northern and Southern Punjab while isolated thundershowers are also expected in Islamabad, Kashmir and Khyber till 48 hours. More thundershowers with few isolated/scattered heavy falls expected in many parts of Sindh till 48 hours. In Karachi, there are chances of rainfall with isolated heavy falls on August 29 night and August 30.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in few cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 3 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Murree got 16 mm.
  • Faisalabad got 13 mm.
  • Bahawalpur got 9 mm.
  • Sahiwal got 13 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Peshawar got 6 mm.
  • Parachinar got 30 mm.
  • Risalpur got 8 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Chhor got 19 mm.
  • Hyderabad and Badin TR.
  • Diplo got 33 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Lasbella got 8 mm.

Date of issue – August 28

200 people lost their lives in weather-related incidents since June 25: PWP Media

Flooding threat persists in Sindh – Flash floods in FATA now

*Yesterday’s Upper air cyclonic circulations over Madya Pradesh that moved from Orissa is over south-west Madya Pradesh and adjoining Rajasthan and Gujarat. Another UAC is over north-western Rajasthan, while another has formed in the Bay of Bengal’s north-western sector.

*Rainfall with isolated heavy falls expected in Islamabad, Punjab (North and South), Khyber (scattered heavy falls at few places) and Kashmir. Heavy rainfall in Khyber might create flash flooding situation in the province. These rainfall will continue till 4 to 5 days but there intensity is likely to slightly decrease after 2 to 3 days. In Sindh, monsoon moisture has started penetrating in the province under that influence thundershowers with isolated heavy falls expected in the various parts of the province on August 29 and then increase is expected. Flooding threat persists especially in the already flood-hit regions in the province. In Karachi, chances of rainfall with isolated heavy falls expected from August 29 evening/night.

*5 people have died due to flash flooding in Landi Kotal area of FATA, death toll rises to 200 since June 25.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in few cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 2 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Sialkot got 89 mm.
  • Murree got 29 mm.
  • Lahore got 2 mm.
  • Multan gto 3 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Parachinar 5 mm.
  • Peshawar got 6 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Kalat got 11 mm.

Date of issue – August 27

“Flood threat in south-eastern Sindh this week due to the expected heavy downpour”

*Upper air cyclonic circulations in the north-west Bay of Bengal along Orissa coast, intensified into a low pressure area over Orissa after moving slightly westwards. Yesterday’s western trough moves into India’s Kashmir.

*More thundershowers at times heavy expected in Islamabad, Punjab (North and South), Khyber and Kashmir. These rainfalls will continue till 4 to 5 days and then a decrease is expected. Frequent heavy showers may cause flooding situation in the these parts. Monsoon moisture will shift to southern parts of Pakistan during the next 36 to 48 hours. Under that influence, widespread heavy rainfalls are expected across Sindh from August 29 till 3 to 4 days and then a decrease is expected. In Karachi, heavy rainfall is expected from August 30 morning till 2 to 3 days after that decrease is expected. Overall heavy rainfall would cause flooding situation in south-eastern Sindh.

*Two people died in Punjab due to collapse of houses caused by dust storm, thus death toll rises to 195 since June 25.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in few cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 48 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Lahore got TR.
  • Multan got 14 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Quetta got 5 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Parachinar got 5 mm.

Date of issue – August 26

*A fresh UAC in north-west Bay of Bengal along the Orissa coasts. Western trough moving to India.

*More thundershowers at times isolated heavy expected in Islamabad, North-east Punjab, Khyber and Kashmir. Chances of light rainfall/showers in South Punjab while partly cloudy with drizzle in Sindh. 64 people have lost their lives in Kohistan now, death toll rises to 193 since June 25.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got traces.
  • Punjab
  • Jhelum got 7 mm.
  • Bahawalpur got 14 mm.
  • Multan got traces.
  • Khyber
  • Kohat got 240 mm.
  • Parachinar got 60 mm.
  • Peshawar got 73 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Karachi got 14 mm.
  • Hyderabad got TR.
  • Larkana got 2 mm.
  • Sukkur got 3 mm.

Date of issue – August 25

Moderate rainfall in Karachi!

4th monsoon spell starts in Sindh as forecasted by PWP!

“16 people dead as flash floods re-visit Kashmir: PWP Media”

*UAC over Punjab dissipated, while another UAC over North Chattisgarh and Utter Pradesh, a fresh UAC has formed over north-west Bay of Bengal along Orissa coast.

*Due to the presence of western trough and interaction between monsoon moisture, there are chances of isolated very heavy rainfall in Upper parts mainly Khyber, Giglit and Kashmir during the next 48 hours. Rainfall with chances of isolated heavy falls in Islamabad, Punjab (Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan and other adjoining cities) till 36 to 48 hours. In Sindh, more rainfall with moderate falls are expected in Karachi, Thatta, Keti Bander, Hyderabad and with chances of isolated heavy falls in Mirpur Khas and Badin, while scattered light rainfall with chances of few isolated moderate falls also expected in Sukkur district in 24 hours. Some stray thunderstorms might form over Balochistan that could cause unseasonal rainfall in some parts due to interaction between western trough and monsoon moisture.

*Death toll rises in Pakistan due to weather related incidents since June 25 as flash flooding in northern Pakistan have killed some 16 people, the death toll is now 145 since June 25. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got TR.
  • Punjab
  • Jhelum got 72.6 mm.
  • Sialkot got 32.4 mm.
  • Lahore got 12.7 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Kohat got 54 mm.
  • Parachinar got 15 mm.
  • Cherat got 5 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Rawalakot got 91.6 mm.
  • Mangla got 57 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Karachi got 0.5 mm.
  • Hyderabad got TR.
  • Nawabshah got TR.

Date of issue – August 24

PWP upgrades 4th monsoon spell for Sindh from ”very high” to “extremely high”. 

*Upper air cyclonic circulations over Utter Pradesh moves to East Punjab now over Pakistan’s  Punjab. A fresh UAC has formed in the Bay of Bengal along Orissa coast. A fresh western trough over Khyber and Gilgit extending to Jammu and Kashmir.

* Due to the likely interaction between western and eastern moisture, moderate rainfall with chances of isolated heavy falls are likely in Khyber, Northern Punjab including Lahore and Faisalabad, Gilgit region and Kashmir. Rainfall with chances of isolated heavy falls also likely in Islamabad till 48 hours. Overall this is the 6th monsoon spell in upper Pakistan and south Punjab. In the southern part of Punjab, moderate falls with chances of isolated heavy falls expected during the next 2 days including Multan.  In Sindh, 4th monsoon spell is likely to start after 24 to 36 hours, mainly from August 25 mid-day/evening. There are chances of isolated heavy falls especially in south-eastern parts while few parts of coastal Sindh that is Thatta district. Karachi may also get thunderstorm/rain during the same period.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Lahore got 25 mm.
  • Sialkot got 18 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Kotli got 47 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Parachinar got 3 mm.
  • Kakul got 2 mm.

Date of issue – August 23

“Same forecast as predicted yesterday!”

*PWP upgrades 4th monsoon spell for Sindh to “very high”. Upper air cyclonic circulations over Utter Pradesh is moving westwards, sending monsoon moisture to Punjab and Kashmir. A fresh UAC might form in the Bay of Bengal along Orissa coast after few days, that may intensify into a low pressure area.

*Hot and dry in almost whole Pakistan in 24 hours after that the 6th monsoon spell will start in the upper parts of Pakistan that Islamabad, Punjab (both regions), Khyber and Kashmir. The spell will cause moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls with fast winds. Weather will remain hot and dry in Sindh in 48 hours, after 2 to 3 days the monsoon winds will to spread to southern parts of Pakistan and the 4th monsoon spell will begin in the Sindh province. Northern-eastern Balochistan might also see some showers after 2 to 3 days. As forecasted earlier by PWP, these monsoon spells are scattered in nature. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Sialkot got TR
  • Khyber
  • Parachinar got 2 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Karachi got 7 mm.
  • Chhor got 2 mm.
  • Mithi got 17 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Lasbella got 13 mm.

Date of issue – August 22

“Pakistan entering Active monsoon phase!”

*PWP forecasts 4th monsoon spell for Sindh to “high”. During the next few days, a fresh UAC might form in the Bay of Bengal along Orissa coast, that may intensify into a low pressure area.

*Hot and dry in almost whole Pakistan in 48 hours after that the 6th monsoon spell will start in Islamabad, Punjab (both regions), Khyber and Kashmir. The spell will cause moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls with fast winds. Weather will remain hot and dry in Sindh, after 3 to 4 days the monsoon winds to spread to southern parts of Pakistan and the 4th monsoon spell will begin in the Sindh province. Northern-eastern Balochistan might also see some showers after few days. Overall scattered rainy activity is likely to start in Pakistan in next 3 to 4 days and monsoon will enter active phase after few days. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Khyber
  • Parachinar got 2 mm.
  • Balakot got TR.
  • Sindh
  • Karachi got 8 mm.
  • Hyderabad got 1 mm.
  • Nawabshah got 34 mm.
  • Moen-jo-Daro got 19 mm.
  • Chhor got 16 mm.

Date of issue – August 21

“Thunderstorm/rain hits Karachi”

“Sindh under monsoon grip for 36 hours.”

“Fresh flooding in Badin and Kasur!”

*PWP upgraded the third monsoon forecast for Sindh which was forecasted since August 4 to “extremely high”. UAC over south-west Madya Pradesh and adjoining Rajasthan and Gujarat. PWP successfully predicted the third monsoon forecast for Sindh as thundershowers occurred in various parts of the province including Karachi today. Under the next 24 hours, chances of more light/moderate showers likely in Sindh including Karachi till 36 hours (August 22 mid-day).

*Fresh flooding has hit Kasur, Punjab and Badin, Sindh as 8 and 20 villages have been sub-merged respectively. Monsoon intensity in upper parts of Pakistan has relaxed down since this morning, however some light showers expected in south Punjab and Kashmir. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Lahore got traces
  • Noorpur got 70 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Mangla got 11.
  • Khyber
  • Risalpur got traces.

Date of issue – August 20

Condition in Sindh worsens as 11 people die due to waterborne diseases

*PWP maintains third monsoon forecast for Sindh which was forecasted since August 4 to “moderate”. UAC over south-east Madya Pradesh.

*Monsoon moisture is present over upper parts of Pakistan therefore chances of isolated to scattered showers in few parts of Punjab in 24 hours while slim chances also present in Khyber and Kashmir. Hot and dry in Sindh in 24 hours, after that chances of light to moderate showers likely as 3rd monsoon spell likely to grip few parts of the province, mainly eastern Sindh for 48 hours. 11 people have lost there lives due to diseases caused by floods in Sindh as death toll from these floods rises from 30 to 41 while the overall death toll is 129 now. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 25 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Jhelum got 23 mm.
  • Sargodha got 13 mm.
  • Lahore got 7 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Kakul got 3 mm.
  • Hunza got TR.
  • Gilgit territory
  • Gilgit got TR

Date of issue – August 19

*PWP maintains third monsoon forecast for Sindh which was forecasted since August 4 to “moderate”. UAC over Madya Pradesh and weakening rapidly, while another UAC over Orissa from Bay of Bengal moves to Chhattisgarh, it is moving westwards.

*Isolated to scattered showers may occur in one to two places of Punjab including Islamabad, eastern Khyber and Kashmir. Showers might cause some thunder/lightening in few places. Hot and dry likely in Sindh. In Karachi, the weather will remain partly cloudy with hot and humid afternoons. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Rainfall was below 15 mm in all parts of Pakistan
  • Malam jabba got 12 mm.
  • Islamabad got TR.

Date of issue – August 18

*PWP maintains third monsoon forecast for Sindh which was forecasted since August 4 to “moderate”. Yesterday’s low weakens into a Upper air cyclonic circulations over Utter Pradesh, while UAC over Assam moves into north-west Bay of Bengal.

*Isolated to scattered showers may occur in one to two places of Punjab including Islamabad, eastern Khyber and Kashmir. Showers might cause some thunder/lightening in few places. Hot and dry likely in Sindh including Karachi, temperatures might rise in few places. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Multan got traces.
  • Faisalabad got 19 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Parachinar got 25.
  • Else where it was hot and dry.

Date of issue – August 17

4 people lost their lives in Kashmir due to rainfall: PWP Media

*Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) forecasted the third monsoon spell for Sindh on August 4. As of now it has been upgraded from “poor” to “moderate” status due to latest developments. Chances of rainfall this weekend across Sindh.

*Low pressure over north-west Utter Pradesh, fresh upper air cyclonic circulations over Assam and Bangladesh.

*5th monsoon is coming to an end in Upper Pakistan, more showers still likely in Islamabad, Punjab, eastern Khyber and Kashmir. Hot and dry in Sindh till next few days. Death toll rises to 118 in Pakistan. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 30 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Sargodha got 24 mm.
  • Lahore got TR.
  • Khyber
  • Balakot got 9 mm.
  • Peshawar got 7 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Muzaffarabad got 7 mm.
  • Sindh and Balochistan remained dry.

Date of issue – August 16

“2 people dead in eastern Sindh, death toll rises to 30 in eastern Sindh: PWP Media”

*Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) forecasted the third monsoon spell for Sindh on August 4. As of now it is at “poor” status due to latest developments. It might be upgraded on August 17 night or August 18 morning.

*Well-marked low pressure weakened into a low pressure, it is present over south Haryana, it is not moving to Punjab as forecasted eariler due to the arrival of western trough from Pakistan. However heavy rainfall with isolated very heavy rainfall likely in North-western states of India due to this interaction.

*Monsoon moisture is entering some upper parts of Pakistan, thus isolated to scattered showers likely in Islamabad, Punjab, eastern Khyber and Kashmir. The 5th monsoon spell is continuing in upper parts which will end in 2 to 3 days. Hot and dry else where. In Karachi, some passing clouds will cover the sky. The death toll due to flash flooding in Sindh is now 30 and overall 114 people have lost their lives due to harsh weather since June 25 in Pakistan. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 6 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Lahore got 4 mm.
  • Rawalpindi got 4 mm also.
  • Sialkot got 2 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Balakot got 22 mm.
  • Parachinar got 2 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Chhor got 1 mm.
  • Balochistan remained dry.

Date of issue – August 15

“2 lakh people affected in Sindh due to record-breaking rainfall: NDMA”

“112 peopled died since June 25: PWP Media”

*Second monsoon spell had hit Sindh on August 10 as forecasted by PWP on July 29. While the third monsoon spell for Sindh is “poor“, as per latest developments, PWP forecasted the third spell on August 4.

*Well-marked low pressure area over North-east Rajasthan moved to south Haryana and adjoining Utter Pradesh, this weather system may bring strong moisture laden winds to Punjab after causing heavy rainfall to very heavy rainfall in New Delhi till next 2 to 3 days. The system is moving in NW direction.

*5th monsoon spell continues as western trough and monsoon moisture interacts in Upper Pakistan, however this will ease starting from August 15 night/August 16 morning as western trough moves into India. Under this influence isolated to scattered thundershowers with few heavy falls may occur in Islamabad, Punjab, eastern Khyber and Kashmir till next 2 to 3 days with decrease each day.

*Widespread destruction is being reported from eastern Sindh due record-breaking rainfall few days back. 1 lakh people are said to be affected by reporters with 100 villages sub-merged while 34 people are killed in Sindh with 6 in Karachi due to incidents of roof collapsing. While for the same reason 2 people were killed in Punjab. Thus the death toll has been risen from 76 to 112 since June 25 in Pakistan due flash flooding, heat waves, wind storms and rain storms.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Lahore got 6 mm.
  • Multan got TR.
  • Bahawalpur got 3 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Rawalakot got 12 mm.
  • Balakot got 7 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Muzaffarabad got 23 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Karachi got 3.8 mm.
  • Mithi got 32 mm.
  • Chhor got 3 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Lasbella got 12 mm.
  • Khuzdar got 12 mm also.

Date of issue – August 10

“Mithi, Sindh got 309 mm rainfall in 48 hours!”

*Second monsoon spell has hit Sindh on August 10 as forecasted by PWP on July 29. While the third monsoon spell is “poor“, as per latest developments.

*Low pressure is over south Rajasthan and adjoining Gujarat, it may further deepen and head towards Sindh. An UAC is over Jharkhand.

*More thunderstorms likely in Punjab, Khyber and Kashmir till few days with isolated moderate falls. Severe but isolated heavy rainfall has occurred in south-eastern Sindh since yesterday night mainly in Mithi, more thunder/heavy showers likely in Mirpur Khas, Badin, Umerkot. While heavy rainfall likely in Karachi and Hyderabad. The rains will start from tonight and continue till 3 days with few gaps. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Multan got TR
  • Khyber
  • Kakul got 5 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Nagarparker 140 mm.
  • Chachro 132 mm.
  • Mithi got 85 mm.
  • Hyderabad got 5 mm.
  • Thatta got 3 mm.
  • Karachi got TR
  • Larkana got TR
  • Badin got TR
  • Balochistan remained dry.

Date of issue – August 9

“Extremely heavy rainfall brought Islamabad to standstill”

“9 people killed in Punjab: PWP Media”

*PWP maintains its second monsoon forecast to “extremely high” in Sindh, PWP on July 29 forecasted monsoonal activity in Sindh in August. PWP downgrades the third monsoon spell for Sindh from “moderate” to “poor”, the lowering of third forecast is based on latest developments.

*Yesterday’s low pressure area is now over Madya Pradesh and adjoining Rajasthan, it has absorbed the upper air cyclonic circulations over Rajasthan and adjoining Punjab. The weather system will further intensify into a well-marked low pressure in next 48 hours, after that it might further intensify into a depression. UAC that formed in the Bay of Bengal has crossed West Bengal and it is now over Jharkhand.

Strong western trough moving into India after interacting with monsoon moisture and producing cloudbursts with record-breaking rainfall in Islamabad and Lahore. The rainfall was the highest in Islamabad in three hours. While rainfall in Lahore brought the city to standstill. More monsoon showers at times heavy in Islamabad, North-eastern Punjab (Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot and other adjoining cities), Khyber and Kashmir, as 5th spell continues. In South Punjab (Multan and other adjoining cities) showers at times heavy likely too. In south-eastern Sindh, moderate showers could occur in August 10 and August 11 and then increase. Drizzle/light rainfall expected in Karachi.

*Extremely heavy rainfalls have taken the lives of 9 people in Punjab, raising the death toll from 67 to 76 since June 25.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 176 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Lahore got 95 mm.
  • Okara got 83 mm.
  • Sahiwal got 46 mm.
  • Khyber
  • D.I Khan got 4 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Muzaffarabad got 19 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Larkana got 22 mm.
  • Moen jo Daro got TR.
  • Balochistan
  • Khuzdar got 14 mm.

Date of issue – August 8

Low pressure over Madya Pradesh and adjoining Utter Pradesh

Very heavy rainfalls in Punjab due strong western trough-eastern monsoon moisture

Heavy rainfalls approaching Sindh due to low pressure

4 people killed in Punjab: PWP Media

*PWP maintains its second monsoon forecast to “extremely high” in Sindh, PWP on July 29 forecasted monsoonal activity in Sindh in August. PWP downgrades the third monsoon spell for Sindh from “high” to “moderate”, the lowering of third forecast is based on latest developments.

*Yesterday’s UAC intensify into a low pressure area over north-west Madya Pradesh and adjoining parts of Utter Pradesh, it will further intensify and will maintain its intensity before coming to Sindh, its track has slightly changed now. Another UAC is over Punjab and West Bengal.

*Strong western trough enters Pakistan and has caused very heavy rainfalls in upper parts of Pakistan due to the interaction between monsoon moisture. More heavy monsoon showers in Islamabad, Punjab, Kashmir and Khyber as 5th monsoon spell gains intensity due to the presence of strong western trough. These rains have killed at least 4 people in Punjab due to collapse of houses raising the death toll from 63 to 67 since June 25. Heavy rainfalls with strong gusty winds likely in Sindh during this week.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got traces
  • Punjab
  • Lahore got 47 mm.
  • Sialkot got 56 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Muzaffarabad got 13 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Kakul got 68 mm.
  • Peshawar got 26 mm.
  • Risalpur got 46 mm.
  • Dir got 55 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Barkhan got 18 mm
  • Sindh remained dry

Date of issue – August 7

“5th monsoon spell continues”

“Strong weather system in formation”

*Upper air cyclonic circulations persists over south-east Utter Pradesh, it will intensify into a low pressure on August 7 late/August 8 (This weather system will affect south Pakistan). Another UAC is over Punjab, while another is off-the coast of West Bengal.

*Western trough that intensified, is moving towards Pakistan, under the influence of interaction between westerlies and easterlies, more moderate showers at times heavy with thunder/lightening in Islamabad, Punjab including Lahore, Khyber and Kashmir as 5th monsoon spell continues. In South Punjab too, thunder/showers likely including Multan. Drizzle may occur in coastal Sindh including Karachi in 48 hours. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 56 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Sahiwal got 7 mm.
  • Sialkot got 12 mm.
  • Sargodha got 13 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Garhi got 28 mm.
  • Kotli got 22 mm.
  • Muzaffarabad got 4 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Kakul got 17 mm.
  • Sindh
  • Karachi got traces
  • Balochistan remained dry

Date of issue – August 6

“Proper monsoon to start in Pakistan this coming week”

“Two Weather system to affect Pakistan”

*PWP’s forecast and prediction about widespread rainfall issued on August 3, has been supported by the PMD who issued it on August 6. PWP issued a widespread rainfall update for whole Pakistan during the coming week. PWP upgraded its second monsoon forecast from “high” to “very high” in Sindh, PWP on July 29 forecasted monsoonal activity in Sindh in August. PWP upgraded the third monsoon spell for Sindh from “poor” to “moderate”, PWP forecasted on August 3 about the third monsoon spell in Karachi.

* Upper air cyclonic circulations persist over south-east Utter Pradesh, could intensify into a low pressure in few days. Another UAC is over Gujarat.

*Monsoon moisture still penetrating into upper parts of Pakistan therefore more monsoon showers likely in Islamabad, Punjab (Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad and other adjoining cities), Khyber and Kashmir. Light monsoon showers in South Punjab while drizzle in coastal Sindh including Karachi. Overall the fifth monsoon spell will continue in upper parts for many days, while the 4th monsoon spell and 2nd monsoon spell will start in few days in Sindh including Karachi. Hot and dry weather likely else where. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got traces
  • Punjab
  • Lahore got 1 mm.
  • Mianwali got 5 mm.
  • Okara got 19 mm.
  • Noorpur got 6 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Bannu got 35 mm.
  • D.I Khan got 23 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Barkhan got 11 mm.

Date of issue – August 5

*The UAC over Chhattisgarh moved to south-eastern Utter Pradesh, currently moving westwards. Another is over Gujarat.

*Western trough approaches Northern Pakistan and hence an interaction between the monsoon moisture is very likely. Fifth monsoon showers likely to continue in Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber and Kashmir till few days with isolated heavy falls. While light showers in South Punjab. Weather will remain cloudy/windy in coastal Sindh. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till 11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 8 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Lahore got 28 mm.
  • Murree got 24 mm.
  • Faisalabad got 13 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Muzaffarabad got 1 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Risalpur got 2 mm.
  • Peshawar got 5 mm.
  • Balochistan and Sindh remained dry

Date of issue – August 4

“No monsoon weather system over any part of Pakistan” 

“5th spell continues..”

*The UAC over Bay of Bengal crossed Orissa coast and is now present over Chhattisgarh, currently it is moving westwards. Another UAC is over Gujarat.

*A fresh western trough is over Afghanistan and is moving eastwards, level of monsoon moisture has increased in North-eastern Punjab (Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Murree, Mianwali and other adjoining cities), Khyber and Kashmir under that influence moderate showers likely in these areas including Islamabad with fast to strong winds. Light showers could also occur in South Punjab during next 48 hours. The monsoon intensity will weaken in these areas by August 5 mid-day but will re-intensify on August 8 and by that time the 5th monsoon spell will start in South Punjab too. Monsoon showers are also expected in Sindh during end of second week including Karachi. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 38 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Lahore got 17 mm.
  • Sialkot
  • Khyber
  • Kohat got 41 mm.
  • Balakot got 2 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Muzaffarabad got 1 mm.
  • Balochistan
  • Barkhan got 1 mm.

Date of issue – August 3

“Widespread monsoonal activity likely in coming week in Pakistan”

“PWP upgrades monsoon forecast”

5th monsoon spell starts

*The UAC over north Bay of Bengal has moved to north-west, may intensify into a low pressure area in few days, if conditions become favourable. The UAC persists over Gujarat.

*Hot and humid weather likely in 12 to 24 hours mainly upper parts of the country. Either from August 3 evening or August 4 morning, the 5th monsoon spell will start in North-eastern Punjab, Kashmir and parts of Khyber, the intensity of monsoon moisture will rise from August 3 night. Isolated moderate showers with few isolated heavy falls likely in Islamabad, North-eastern Punjab (Lahore, Faisalabad, Sialkot and other adjoining cities), Khyber and Kashmir during the next few days overall the intensity will decrease on August 5 mid-day but the intensity will rise from August 8. Due to increase in level of moisture some drizzle likely in coastal Sindh during the next 24 to 48 hours.

*From August 8, the 5th monsoon spell will start in South Punjab and will continue in the above mentioned areas with scattered heavy rainfall. During the end of second week of August fresh monsoon activity likely in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpur Khas, Badin, Keti and other adjoining cities, rainfall could be heavy at times with fast winds. Thus due to international parameters and meteorological analysis, PWP had upgraded its monsoon forecast for Sindh from “poor” to “moderate”, PWP did indeed told its readers on July 29 (Daily updates) about some monsoon activity in Karachi in coming weeks.  Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till11:00 am PST;

  • Islamabad got 7 mm.
  • Punjab
  • Sialkot got 6 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Muzaffarabad got 1 mm.
  • KhyberSindh and Balochistan remained dry

Date of issue – August 2

“Its poor at the moment”

*The UAC is over northwards in the Bay of Bengal, may intensify into a low pressure area in few days, if conditions become favourable. The UAC persists over Gujarat.

*Hot,humid and dry weather likely across the country except north-eastern Punjab and Kashmir where light drizzle to weak showers likely. 5th monsoon spell will start in 2 to 3 days in Upper Pakistan, the 5th/fourth/second monsoon spell may start in South Pakistan during second week of August. Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) forecast “poor” chances of 2nd monsoon spell in coastal Sindh and south-eastern Sindh as of August 2, it will be upgraded or downgraded as day gets closer. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Lahore got 7 mm, all other parts of Pakistan remained dry.

Date of issue – August 1

“Clear skies to welcome Ramazan”

*The UAC that formed over the Bay of Bengal few days ago, is still present over North-West Bay of Bengal, may intensify into a low pressure area. Another UAC is over Gujarat, this Gujarat UAC will not affect Sindh.

*Hot and dry weather almost all parts of the country, except few parts of Kashmir where light showers likely. Due to hot and dry weather and clear/partly cloudy there are extremely good chances of sighting the Ramadan’s moon all over the country. In Karachi too the weather will remain clear/few clouds till the period of sighting the moon and few clouds will return after the time passes by. Following is the amount of rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till11:00 am PST;

  • Punjab
  • Faisalabad got 6 mm.
  • Kashmir
  • Pattan got 9 mm.
  • Khyber
  • Malam Jabba got 22 mm.
  • Balochistan 
  • Khuzdar got 18 mm
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