Mysterious cyclone of December 1965: Karachi in the eye of the Storm

December 15, 1965 is the day when Karachi was in the eye of the storm. Cyclones in the month of December are rare in the north Indian ocean (Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea) but these storms are even more rare in the Arabian sea. Not much is known about this cyclone except that it killed…

Back to Back Tropical Storms in the Arabian sea – Special Coverage!

“This is a special tropical coverage that started from November 27 and ended on December 2!” According to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), there had been a total of five tropical storms in the North Indian ocean this year with four in the Arabian sea while one in the Bay of Bengal, a rare…

Cyclone Keila roars in the Arabian sea – Special Coverage!

The special tropical coverage from Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) is over now! Cyclone Keila -First cyclone of 2011 ! Post monsoon activity in Coastal Sindh! Heavy showers with strong winds! Cyclone Keila has formed in the west central Arabian sea as of November 2, Keila is the first tropical system to reach cyclonic status on…

Is Arabian sea getting ready to give birth to “Tropical storm 2A”?

Arabian sea (Sindhu Sagar) a sea located in the North Indian ocean, lies around many countries that include India, Pakistan, Iran, Oman, Yemen, and Somalia. There are many names given to the Arabian sea like Arabikkadal, Sindhusagaraha, Baḥr al ‘Arab, Arabi Samudra and Darya-ye ‘Arab. Arabian sea is usually less active than its arch-enemy the Bay of Bengal, however during the last…

“We will not help Pakistan now!”

Has Pakistan lost it’s International support? At least 3 million people in the Sindh province are still in urgent need of help but nobody is there to listen to these people who are mostly farmers and villagers. First it was the government of Pakistan that did not listen to them but now it appears that…

Pakistan Weather Update (October 15 – October 28)

Stable, dry and calm weather is prevailing over much of Pakistan and that is after all October. But now some change is likely to come. Pakistan – Outlook *High pressure is seen over Rajasthan and Sindh extending into South Punjab, adjoining Balochistan and the northern Arabian sea. *Westerlies are dominating the country. *Drop in temperature…

The day Pakistan came to stand still!

“October 8: One minute silence for the dead!” For other countries in the world October 8 is just an another day of the year but for Pakistan it is a tragedy that Pakistan might never forget! It was a normal day of Ramadan (Muslim’s fasting month) in the country, as Islamabadis were mostly at home…