Islamabad Airport turned into a ‘Waterport’

Ladies and Gentlemen you have landed at Benazir Bhutto International “Waterport”, Islamabad? On August 6, a severe wave of monsoon rain hit the capital city causing all flights to be cancelled as rain water gathered over the runway. The rain (107 mm) was due to the seventh monsoon spell that brought heavy downpour to many…

Pakistan Weather Update, Monsoon Alert & Tropical Watch (September 8 till September 15)

2013 Monsoon in ending phases? ‘Withdrawing monsoon’ to give more rain to north! Tropical season beginning!  The Monsoon season of 2013 reached it’s peak in Pakistan in the month of August when it poured high intensity rains in the south and the central areas that were experiencing a dry rainy season though the north continued…

Portal Interactive: Meteorologically Melodramatic? The Year 2007!

This article has been shared by Zaeem Khalid from Rawalpindi, Pakistan Everyone remembers the oppressive heat of the year 2005 and the near drought conditions experienced in 2006 in most parts of the country. Remarkably below normal rainfall in 2006 and less than 28 noticeable storms in the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad left things quite…

Portal Interactive: A Flash Back Down Memory Lane!

 This article has been shared by Zaeem Khalid from Rawalpindi, Pakistan Plunging into a historic event that is still crystal clear in my mind, the temperature on June 5, 2003 was soaring up to 43 °C in the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad and rain was long overdue. It was only a matter of time for…

When Hailstorm painted Islamabad White!

‘Same fate of Lahore and Rawalpindi’ On March 14, the federal capital Islamabad was whitened from its colourful atmosphere that came as a surprise as a thunderstorm yielded intense hailstorm, the storm impacted major cities of northern Punjab. A Western Winds was responsible for the unusual turn in the event.

The winds that came after the Islamabad Operation!

‘یہ ہو گا جب وہ ایک مذہبی آدمی کو   مار دیں گے’ (This will happen when they will kill a religious man) – This was the overall thinking of some section of the society when a local Islamic cleric who used to head the Lal Masjid was killed by Pakistan Army on waging war against the state…

Portal Interactive: Pictures of Punjab storm!

 These pictures have been shared by Adeel Hashmi from Lahore, Pakistan On 10th of August I went to Islamabad from Lahore via Motorway at around 5am and when I crossed Sheikhupura (after 6am) I saw an ominous strom system approaching from north. I took few pictures of it while driving from my cell phone. I am sending two of…