Unprecedented Heat Waves and Rains in Sindh are worrying

Atmospheric abnormalities especially in the Sindh province of Pakistan are a cause of great concern. What’s happening in Jacobabad is a part of a greater chain of events that have been bewildering the climate community for years. It is safe to say that the Sindh province is at the forefront of the climate crisis. Taking…

The weather in Karachi is changing

IPCC report which discusses the extreme weather vulnerabilities across the world has rung bells for humanity to prepare for Earth’s ‘unprecedented’ climate change. Despite being one of the most severely affected countries due to this ‘irreversible’ trend, there has been a limited discussion on this particular research in Pakistan, if not any. Generally, there isn’t…

Incidence of temperatures above 50°C has dramatically increased in Pakistan

Since 1919, Pakistan’s 7 out of 11 maximum temperatures have all occurred in the 21st century! In a follow-up to the article published on April 29, 2022, Ever-increasing heat waves are a cause of concern in Pakistan, we have found that since meteorological records began in 1919, 25 cities in the country have reported temperatures…

Cyclone Gulab/Shaheen – A look at September and October cyclones in Pakistan

Monsoon to end with a 𝘎𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘪 touch? The presence of Cyclone ‘Gulab’, meaning Rose in Urdu, has puzzled many International and local weather forecasters. No computer model or simulation was able to foresee this storm. What makes this cyclone abnormal is that it has formed during the monsoon season. Due to high wind shear and…

Monsoon looks to make gains across Pakistan in September

Reminiscent of September of 2005, 2011 and 2019, Monsoon 2021 to make a gain before calling it a day! Soon-to-be baked Karachi should brace for hit-or-miss thunderstorms, monsoon withdrawal surely delayed due to vigorous but temporary activities in the Bay and the Arabian Sea. SST and –IOD still unfavorable but brief halt of westerlies in…