Unexpected Monsoon may worsen the Thar drought!

ALERT: Fear of El Nino this monsoon as well- Last seen in 2009!  NOAA, Australian and Japanese Meteorological Agencies have issued El-Nino watch for the Pacific Ocean. Pak Government should gear up for any uncertain situation as deficient monsoon rain may worsen the persisting drought in Thar, leading to severe drought conditions extending upto south…

The winds that came after the Islamabad Operation!

‘یہ ہو گا جب وہ ایک مذہبی آدمی کو   مار دیں گے’ (This will happen when they will kill a religious man) – This was the overall thinking of some section of the society when a local Islamic cleric who used to head the Lal Masjid was killed by Pakistan Army on waging war against the state…

Pakistan Weather Update & Monsoon Alert (August 5 – August 19)

Rains, Rains and more Rains – Punjab Dry, dry and more dry – Sindh Low pressure: What will happen now? Pakistan: Past conditions While entering the month of August, the northern areas (only) experienced the fifth monsoon spell that started from July 30 and lasted till August 2. The intensity of the fifth spell was weak…

Pakistan Weather Update & Monsoon Alert (July 24 – July 31)

Two UAC, Monsoon still dull! Rainfall reviving soon? Drought emerging in India Background The third monsoon spell that started around the PWP’s forecasted date on July 18 ended on July 21 without significant rainfall, the spell was helped by the passing western disturbance ’14’. On July 20, the second monsoon started in the central parts…

Pakistan Weather Update & Monsoon Alert (July 17 – July 24)

Fresh western winds returning! More rainfall in Punjab? Poor monsoon performance! During the first two weeks of July, the country received mostly moderate rainfall that was accompanied by thunder/lightening and fast winds. Keeping the past intensity of ‘monsoon’ rains in mind, the recent rainfalls had a poor strength. The heaviest rainfall that occurred during the…

Pakistan Weather Update (December 30 – January 7)

“2011 ends with below normal winter rainfall – 2012 to start with ?” With 2011 coming to an end, December in the country has been unusually dry with four winter systems but none of these having the potential to cause meaningful precipitation in the country. However season’s first snowfall occurred in many mountainous regions of…

Pakistan Weather Update (December 19 – December 25)

Pakistan has now entered the month where temperatures decrease rapidly across the country unlike in November. Cool systems became more frequent over northern parts of the country while south-eastern parts mainly remain dry but also could not escape the cool winds. Major factors affecting Pakistan now *Fresh western disturbance over northern Pakistan and adjoining area;…