First monsoon spell to start from June 27
The Met Office Monday forecast the first monsoon spell in the country in the last week of the ongoing month, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In its weather outlook, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said the expected date of the onset of monsoon would likely during June 27-30.
The weather department has forecast that Karachi will receive heavier rainfall this monsoon season like the previous year.
Monsoon rainfall is expected to remain near to normal from July to September 2021 in Pakistan. The upper half of Punjab, northern Balochistan and Kashmir are likely to receive moderately above normal rainfall during the wet season, according to the weather report. The likely rainfall during July – September monsoon weather duration is 140.8 mm, according to the weather report.
The PMD in another weather report has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of drizzle in Karachi and adjoining areas today. Maximum temperature in Karachi will remain between 34-36 degree Celsius with upto 75 percent humidity level. The wind direction in the city will remain westerly or southwesterly, according to the weather report.
It is to be mentioned here that the PMD has cautioned against likely flash flooding in hill torrents of Punjab, AJK and KP, while urban flooding in plain areas of Punjab, Sindh and KP, in its seasonal outlook.
Above normal temperatures in high altitudes are likely to increase the rate of snowmelt in the Northern Areas which subsequently increasing the chances of base flow in the Upper Indus Basin.
Sufficient water will be available for irrigation and power sectors due to the increased rate of snowmelt in Northern areas.