Monsoon winds steer a ship near Karachi’s Clifton Beach, reminds of 2003 incident

Ship taken off guard by stormy sea A cargo ship has ‘docked’ near Karachi’s famous beach in Clifton. The ship is currently stuck at the public beach after developing technical faults as it was not able to sail due to high waves and strong southern winds. The city usually experiences high ocean currents and strong…

Climate change and man-made disaster puts Karachi on the edge

‘Climate Change is not going to happen in the future, it is here!’ Piece from BBC’s ‘Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity’ report sheds light on how computer models are continuously failing to predict severe weather events. Although, numerical tools unable to foresee extreme climatic incidents is not a new subject…

History of Dust storms in Karachi – In Detail

A dust storm is a type of a windstorm that sweeps cloud of dust across an extensive area. Some meteorologists tend to differentiate between a dust storm and sandstorm. They argue that a dust storm consists of strong winds and pollutants blowing over an arid or drought-hit area. Whereas, a sandstorm mainly occurs in a…

Pakistan awaits its share of critical monsoon in 2021

In its year analysis, NOAA has declared the end of La-Nina. It means a neutral sea-surface and atmospheric conditions likely in the Pacific Ocean with only 12% chances of El-Nino (Reuters, 2021). Relatively normal monsoon season likely in the Indian sub-continent this year. However, given scarce or lack of study on Indian Ocean Dipole and…