Monsoon winds steer a ship near Karachi’s Clifton Beach, reminds of 2003 incident

Ship taken off guard by stormy sea A cargo ship has ‘docked’ near Karachi’s famous beach in Clifton. The ship is currently stuck at the public beach after developing technical faults as it was not able to sail due to high waves and strong southern winds. The city usually experiences high ocean currents and strong…

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…

Powerful Arabian Sea Cyclones in recent years

Not long ago, there was a time when environmentalists and climate activists used to argue that cyclones (or tropical storms as they are known across the world) are rather a rare phenomenon in the Arabian Sea. However, given the changing sea surface temperature in recent years, there has been an explosive rise of tropical activity…

2013 – Freak Weather Events in Pakistan!

The time passes really quickly, it only seems yesterday that the year 2013 had started and now we are at the last day of the year. Politically 2013 was the year of change in the country. The year did set some new weather records from south to north which you could see below. Going through…