2021 Monsoon of Pakistan – All updates of the season

The Portal’s performance in the month during the monsoon season of 2021 Cyclone Tauktae (May) 1.      PWP had predicted that the cyclone will reach category-4 hurricane status – Correct 2.      PWP had predicted that it may further intensify – Wrong 3.      PWP had maintained since May 15 that sharp showers with gusty winds might hit…

Karachi may get to see its first ‘proper’ pre-monsoon activity of 2021

Weather has been quite active in much of Pakistan due to westerlies and localized circulations that is helping pre-monsoon activity. Once again, the developments in Arabian Sea cannot be ignored as it continues to push “heavy” moisture inland. In the coming week, a weak circulation will form over eastern Balochistan and adjoining Sindh due to…

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…