Mysterious cyclone of December 1965: Karachi in the eye of the Storm

December 15, 1965 is the day when Karachi was in the eye of the storm. Cyclones in the month of December are rare in the north Indian ocean (Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea) but these storms are even more rare in the Arabian sea. Not much is known about this cyclone except that it killed…

Pakistan Weather Update & Tropical Alert (November 25 – December 9)

Karachi’s night temperature falls Fog engulfs Lahore and Multan! Storm brewing in the Arabian sea?  November is coming to an end with little to no precipitation in the country, however foggy conditions like last year has also developed due to lack of rainfall. Temperatures have considerably dropped in almost all parts of the country and…

“We will not help Pakistan now!”

Has Pakistan lost it’s International support? At least 3 million people in the Sindh province are still in urgent need of help but nobody is there to listen to these people who are mostly farmers and villagers. First it was the government of Pakistan that did not listen to them but now it appears that…

Pakistan Weather Update (October 15 – October 28)

Stable, dry and calm weather is prevailing over much of Pakistan and that is after all October. But now some change is likely to come. Pakistan – Outlook *High pressure is seen over Rajasthan and Sindh extending into South Punjab, adjoining Balochistan and the northern Arabian sea. *Westerlies are dominating the country. *Drop in temperature…

The day Pakistan came to stand still!

“October 8: One minute silence for the dead!” For other countries in the world October 8 is just an another day of the year but for Pakistan it is a tragedy that Pakistan might never forget! It was a normal day of Ramadan (Muslim’s fasting month) in the country, as Islamabadis were mostly at home…

Pakistan Weather Update (October 2 – October 14)

It is October now and things are likely to be “Octoberish” in Pakistan meaning?  Well, things will be just like any October in Pakistan. The country has experienced decrease in the percentage of humidity while increase in temperatures at some isolated places. However during the next 2 to 3 days rainy activity is expected in some…

Worst floods in 30 years in Eastern India!!

Recent two heavy monsoon spells in the state of Orissa has disrupted the lives of more than five million people after submerging over 3,000 villages in the impoverished coastal state. More than 9,000 mud houses in the state have collapsed.  The death toll from severe flooding in the eastern Indian state of Orissa has risen to 79…