Pakistan Weather Update & Monsoon Alert (July 9 – July 16)

  • Sindh’s wait is over or not?

  • Another rain spell in northern areas!

  • Western winds – A good neighbour?

Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) had successfully predicted the onset of monsoon (1st spell) over the northern areas during the late first week of July. PWP on June 25 forecasted these rains and on July 3 gave their arrival time on July 6/July 7. Monsoon brought scattered moderate downpours to many parts of northern areas as it advanced into Islamabad and Lahore. Monsoon would now shift its focus to central and southern parts in coming few days. Sharp pre-monsoon drizzle occurred in Karachi during the early hours of July 8, this activity started from July 5.

Precipitation and Temperature: From July 9 till July 16

The first monsoon spell started from July 7 and would last till July 10, although its intensity has decreased significantly since the last 24 hours due to weakening of monsoon in the north-western parts of India and disturbance in the activity in the western winds. The second spell would start from July 11 and last till four days with variations in different parts of the country.

Whats going to happen now?

Rainfall started from the early hours of July 7 and they gained peak intensity during the morning of July 8. On July 8, the northern and the central parts of the country experienced scattered moderate showers while some areas got isolated heavy rainfall. Western disturbance ’12’ entered the northern areas of Pakistan on July 6, it brought moisture in the northern as well as the central areas. WD 12 helped the monsoon to advance into the upper parts of the country.

Following is the rainfall that occurred in some cities of Pakistan till July 9;

  • Sargodha got 75 mm.
  • Risalpur got 57 mm.
  • Jhang got 53 mm.
  • Faisalabad got 51 mm.
  • Saidu Sharif got 51 mm.
  • Murree got 49 mm.
  • Jhelum got 48 mm.
  • Rawalpindi got 48 mm.
  • Islamabad got 45 mm.
  • Multan got 15 mm.
  • Lahore got 0.5 mm.
  • Monsoon failing to grip entire India

  • Will rainfall occur in Karachi?

  • Much awaited Low pressure is here!

Monsoon disappoints Indians

Monsoon remains flawless over east

The aging monsoon finally advanced into the capital of India on July 6, New Delhi after a week delay. The monsoon winds have gripped almost every part of north-western India however some extreme western parts are yet to experience rains.

Monsoon is yet to grip entire India, it is likely that it would do so around July 15 as fresh another cyclonic circulations would boost rains over the central parts while widespread heavy downpours are also expected along the eastern coast of India before July 15. However rainfall have been 30% below normal in the entire country till now.

Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP)’s forecast

Notice: This is the forecast from Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP), we are 75% confident with this prediction. There will be slight variations in our forecast as certain meteorological factors develop and fade as time passes by and these factors are too isolated to be noticed on numerical charts or models. According to various meteorological parameters this forecast has been made.”

Possible conditions on July 11 till early July 13

Forecast would be revised on July 10, if any new developments happens

Pakistan Conditions: Outlook for possible return of rains.

Latest satellite image as of July 9 indicates that low pressure over Madya Pradesh is moving in a WSW direction, if it keeps moving in such a direction then it would move towards Sindh. High level clouds have already started affecting south-eastern Sindh. Under the influence of this low pressure, a well developed thunderstorm has also formed over central Balochistan that is moving into Iran. Another has formed over central parts of Pakistan, however this thundercloud has minimum strength. Keeping certain meteorological parameters in mind as of July 9, PWP forecasts;

‘Moderate’ chances of monsoon hitting Sindh late this week.”

As of 8:00 pm PKT July 9, Various models, numerical charts and other meteorological parameters observed by PWP indicate that;

Expected path of the low pressure area

*The upper air cyclonic circulations that formed over Jharkhand on July 7 moved into Madya Pradesh on July 8. On the mid-day of July 9, it intensified into a low pressure over the same area as it remained stationary. This low pressure is expected to start to move in a west-south-west direction from July 9 night/July 10 morning.  By the mid-day/night of July 10, it should be over north-eastern Gujarat state and adjoining Rajasthan. On July 11, it would be dissipation stages over south-eastern Sindh and adjoining Gujarat and would disperse the on July 11 night/July 12, however moisture incursion would take place in the country from this weather system. This weather system is moving in a fast speed and it is not likely to dump any extreme rainfall unlike last year.”

*Monsoon winds would shift towards lower parts of the country; rains could re-organize in upper areas. Well-developed thunderstorms could affect the northern areas during the late this week and middle of July.

Following is the weather forecast that is expected;


Although the current spell of rains is weakening, a second monsoon spell would start from July 10 night/July 11 night. Rainfall with moderate with chances of isolated heavy falls. Rain will be accompanied by thunder and fast winds.

Mercury is expected in Islamabad;

  • 35°C to 39 °C in Islamabad.


In Northern Punjab: Lahore, Faisalabad, Murree, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Sialkot and other adjoining cities. The second spell of monsoon would start from July 11/July 12. The effect of 1st spell is weakening in the northern areas and would further weaken by July 10 morning. Rainfall with moderate falls is expected. Rain will be accompanied by thunder and fast winds.

Following is the temperature forecast for Northern Punjab;

  • 34 °C to 37 °C in Lahore.
  • 42°C to 46 °C in Faisalabad.
  • 28°C to 33°C in Murree.

In Southern Punjab: Bahawalpur, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, D. G. Khan and other adjoining cities. Pre-monsoon showers are expected till 48 hours while there are chances that the actual monsoon could advance into this part from July 13 till July 16. Rainfall with moderate showers. Rain will be accompanied by thunder.

In Southern Punjab, temperatures will be higher than Northern Punjab;

  • 36 °C to 45 °C in Multan.
  • 37 °C to 44 °C in Bahawalpur.


In Upper Sindh: Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Nawabshah and other adjoining cities. The 1st monsoon spell could begin from July 11/July12. The rains would be short-lived, they will be accompanied by winds and thunder, it will be light in intensity with slim chances of moderate falls.

Temperatures remained stationary in many parts of upper Sindh while few highs were recorded in few cities.

  • 40 °C to 43 °C in Sukkur.
  • 41 °C to 43 °C also in Larkana.
  • 35 °C to 42 °C in Nawabshah.

In South-eastern Sindh: Mirpur khas, Umerkot, Tharparkar, Badin and Hyderabad. The 1st monsoon spell could begin from July 10 late/July 11. Rain will be accompanied by fast winds and thunder, it will be mostly moderate in intensity with slim chances (5%) of isolated heavy falls in some extreme eastern parts, bordering Gujarat especially Tharparkar district.

Temperatures will also remain calm in south-eastern Sindh.

  • 34 °C to 39 °C in Hyderabad.

In coastal Sindh: Karachi, Thatta, Keti, Shah Bandar and other coastal localities. The 1st monsoon spell could begin from July 11/July 12 and continue till 48 hours, it will be mostly light in intensity with moderate falls.

Due to frequent cloud over and fast winds the mercury in Karachi and other coastal cities has remained unchanged since July 1;

  • 33 °C to 36°C in Karachi.

Poll of the week

Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) wants to know;


109 replies to “Pakistan Weather Update & Monsoon Alert (July 9 – July 16)

  1. @ K.M, SO you mean that Forget heavy rains in Karachi this year also. Every map is showing daily heavy to very heavy downpours over Punjab,Nwfp and Kashmir specially UK Maps.

      1. This low pressure area will dissipate before reaching near Pakistan. No chances for rain sindh ..Only light drizzle possible.

  2. Thank u Very much for detailed forecast of sindh,,but from your forecast i mean that no good news of heavy rain in central sindh,, fresh UAC which formed over orissa will it intensify into low pressure or not?

  3. Mirpurkhas city m aj 1st Monsoon Rain hui bht maza aaya…Babar bhai Mirpurkhas m our barish ka imkan hai???our sindh m Mosoon ka 2nd speel kb hoga?

  4. Babar bhai thanks maine aj ap ki wajha se bht sari shirt jeeti…sb m best weather report hoti hai ap k pax last year bhi ap ne hi alert kiya tha Mirpurkhas waloon ko…warna Govt ki Met office walon ne to kaha tha k 10% kam rains hogi…our is br to unho ne koi Monsoon pr koi report hi nahi lgai…weldone Babar bhai

    1. Aray bhai sirf Karachi mein rains bohut kum hongi aur hosakta hai kay kuch bhe na ho this year. Interior sindh mein ziada rains horahi hai 2nd straight year hai aur pak met nay yeh bhe kaha tha kay punjab,nwfp aur kashmir mein ziada barishi hongi. BABAR BHAI AUR PAK MET BOTH ARE 100% CORRECT. Ab is mein koi new thing nahi kay Karachi mein rains nahi horahi hai.

  5. Sir amazingly no rain falls in our nawabshah area even sky was clattering with thunders,is any chances of rain in nawabshah today or tommorw and when will another spell hit sindh??

  6. K.m have not not reported any news regarding system in sindh we are confused that what is going to happen in central sindh,,,sir the system in sindh has weakned or not?

  7. hyderabad division, observed a moderate rainfall in night of 10 july, now when 2nd spell of monsoon rain is expacted in lower sindh especially in tando allah yar near hyderabad, n what r the chances of monsoon rains in lower sindh this year is it normal, below normal, or above normal like last year?

  8. Sir PMD said in its 10 days forecast that southern sindh will get thunder showers on 18 to 20 july meaning that no rain in central sindh from coming spell as well??

  9. PMD is forecasting Heavy rain in upper punjab including lahore and urban flooding may occur.. Whats your forecast for tomorrow?

  10. AOA, kindly provide a link of all type of satellite pictures of Pakistan on PWP page……… and also include sun & moon rise/set timings on your page.. it will be beneficial for all of us..

  11. Pwp excellent blog,on july 10 i asked a question that UAC formed over orissa will it intensify into low pressure? on that qustion k.m replied that monson might go on break and thats what happening now,,all indian news papers are saying that monsoon is on break and one thing more pmd forecasted rain in n.shah on thrusday night and i asked from you about pmd forecast in nawab shah you said there is no cloud formation in sindh and this was true no rainfalls here,,very good pwp i trust you 100%

  12. Looking forward to your next Pakistan weather update article.If possible do write about how many spells of rain would occur in july…

  13. @ K.M, Cannot understand that on one hand daily heavy downpours over Punjab and Khyber and almost daily some areas of these two provinces getting good rains and on other hand Karachi could not get single meaningful rainy day and very less changes that this year Karachi will get any rain. Except light drizzle for few seconds on one single day in Karachi otherwise sunshine daily only.

  14. there has not any activity of monsoon is appearing on karachi… what we called the reason sir?? due to dust atmosphere??? is there any chances of rain in august sir???

    1. Monsoon activity has started, early morning cloudy weather is its best example. The city is now just missing the rains to fill the gap. So far the monsoon flow over north-west and western India has been weak due to the absence of a strong weather system that is why monsoon rains have failed to advance into south Pakistan. There are chances of drizzle in the city during this week while slim chance of shower during the second week.

  15. yeah am agreed with that.. you mean that there has not any chance of heavy rain during monsoon system in khi??? if we point out past we always got heavy rains in the month of august,now august is also dark sir???

    1. in august how many monsoon spells expected in sindh and in hyderabad plz ans this question with detail of rains and spells (and its duration) in the city divisions.plz give me detail of august in sindh

      1. Since the weather is behaving a little erratic, therefore the spells are not confirmed but two to three spell ‘could’ occur in August. I would publish Pakistan Weather Update article on August 4 or 5.

  16. BBC maps showing rains on Monday in Karachi, but they continuously update their maps. so lets see what happen. I want to ask you do think there is any chance of rains in karachi on monday. Accuweather also forcasted rains from monday but they have changed their forecast. Kindly comment on it. thanks

  17. one thing i want to ask you that how western disturbances help in formation of thunderclouds when interact with monsoon moisture. 1)are they carry moisture from Caspian sea? or 2) these winds are cool and due to coldness they increase the humidity of the moist monsoon winds?

    1. summer western disturbance have weak cold air that gains strength by absorbing the land moisture that is ample during the monsoon season and thus leading to a thunderstorm. There are two types of WDs; winter and summer both slightly different.

  18. @ K.M, Karachi mein chahay jitnay bhe badal ajaye but barish ka qadra tak nahi girta hai. Winter bhe sunny and warm and ab monsoon partly sunny and warm. No rains

      1. I think 6,7,8 date ko hyderabad me barish ho gi accuweather pe likha tha kya wo sahi likha huwa he ya barish nahe hogi?

  19. Sir imd had said that el nino has still not affected monsoon than why monsoon is still not reaching properly in sindh? Other parts of pakistan are getting rains except sindh what is cause of it? And when a heavy spell will hit central sindh?

    1. El-nino has not formed yet but it is in the PROCESS of forming. IMD did tell the press that the ENSO conditions has affected the monsoon. Northern parts of Pakistan has also gotten less rains..

  20. @ K.M, Almost every other zordar barish horahi hai punjab,khyber aur kashmir kay bohut say ilako mein aur kuch mein moderate bhe Aur yahan Karachi mein to ek qatra tak nahi giraha hai asmaan say. Yahan to monsoon every other year failed hojata hai ya to aakhir mein bheek daykar chala jata hai karachi ko. Karachi islamabad say itna bara hai but rains yahan Islamabad jaisay mein nay aaj tak nahi dekhi. 2007 ho ya 2010 but Islamabad jaisay frequent heavy rains Karachi mein kabhe nahi dekhi. Asal Monsoon to upper Pakistan mein aata hai.

  21. @ K.M, This year iSLAMABAD Rainfall 900MM-2,000 MM excluding winter
    Karachi this year 2mm To 30mm Maximum whole year

  22. yupee… 🙂 severe thunderstorm here in Sialkot and Gujranwala. Shukar ha ALLAH Pak AAp ka lakh lakh. it was very hot n humid here.
    @K.M. bhai for how long this weather system will persist and are there any rains expected in next week also?

      1. ye jo 4th spell sindh me aaega to us ki intensity kitni hogi or kya wo sindh me enter hone ke baad me bhi us ki intensity me izaafa hoga plz give me answer with detail

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