Climate change and man-made disaster puts Karachi on the edge

‘Climate Change is not going to happen in the future, it is here!’ Piece from BBC’s ‘Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity’ report sheds light on how computer models are continuously failing to predict severe weather events. Although, numerical tools unable to foresee extreme climatic incidents is not a new subject…

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…