Pakistan Weather Update & Monsoon Alert (July 17 – July 24)

Fresh western winds returning! More rainfall in Punjab? Poor monsoon performance! During the first two weeks of July, the country received mostly moderate rainfall that was accompanied by thunder/lightening and fast winds. Keeping the past intensity of ‘monsoon’ rains in mind, the recent rainfalls had a poor strength. The heaviest rainfall that occurred during the…

Gwadar cries for water – New city becoming a ghost town?

‘Water levels are all time low!’ With skies all dry and dull there is little hope for the people of Gwadar to see rain anytime soon, the proposed ‘new city’ of Balochistan had been facing drought-like conditions since 2010. The Port city that was thought to be the changing face of Balochistan is on the…

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…

Monsoon advancing into Pakistan: All stages set!

“This is the fifth article related to the monsoon season of 2012 and it will be followed by many more articles” “Sleepy way to kick off the monsoon season” Pakistan is lashed by the rains from July to September from the South-west monsoon. This monsoon reaches Pakistan towards the beginning of July and establishes itself by…

Portal Interactive: Astola Island

 This article is shared by Farjad Akmal for PWP from Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan The astonishing Astola Island is also identified as Jezira Haft Talar or ‘island of the seven hills’, basically it is a minute, unpopulated island in the Arabian Sea, in the territorial waters of Pakistan, some 25 kilometers south of Pakistan’s nearby shoreline and 39…