Pakistan Weather Update & Monsoon Alert (May 25 – May 31)

Extreme heatwave, west for the rescue! Rain in the North after long time! Karachi’s cloud returns On May 8, PWP predicted that a strong heatwave would affect Sindh from the coming week of May. On May 15, it gripped the entire country and gradually intensified on May 16/May 17. This heatwave will continue till the end of…

Now or Never: Transit of Venus!

It was Now or Never because if you missed it then chances are that it would happen after you are probably dead! What was it? It was the transit of Venus that is the second such phenomenon of the current century and most likely the last one. The last one happened in December 1874 and December 1882.…

Portal Interactive: Salinity in Ocean

 This article of NASA Science|Earth was shared by Farjad Akmal from Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan Salinity Although everyone knows that seawater is salty, few know that even small variations in Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) can have dramatic effects on the water cycle and ocean circulation. SSS tells us the about the concentration of dissolved salts…

Severe Solar storm striking Earth!

The Sun is experiencing an increased sunspots activity which is an 11-year cycle that is expected to acquire peak in 2013. Early this year, a solar storm was forecasted to affect satellite, communication and power stations though it was not fruitful. This geomagnetic storm has been rated as a strong G3 storm according to the National Oceanic…