Strong Monsoon Currents Enter Pakistan from Arabian Sea: PMD

Strong Monsoon Currents Enter Pakistan from Arabian Sea: PMD

Islamabad, July 3, 2024 – The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) announced on Wednesday that strong monsoon currents are expected to enter Pakistan today. These currents, originating from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, are anticipated to impact the upper parts of the country, bringing significant weather changes.

According to the PMD, these strong monsoon currents will begin penetrating the upper regions of Pakistan from today. In addition, a westerly wave is projected to approach the upper parts of the country on July 4, further influencing the weather patterns.

The PMD has issued a weather forecast for Thursday, July 4, 2024, predicting rain, wind, and thundershowers in several areas. The affected regions include upper and central Punjab, the Pothohar region, Islamabad, Kashmir, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and northeast Balochistan. The PMD also warned of potential heavy falls in specific areas, particularly in northeast Punjab, Kashmir, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Pothohar region, and Islamabad. Coastal areas of Sindh may also experience rain and thunderstorms.

For today, July 3, 2024, the PMD forecasts hot and very humid weather across most parts of the country. However, there is an expectation of rain, wind, and thundershowers in Kashmir, upper Punjab, Islamabad, the Pothohar region, and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the evening and night. Heavy falls are possible in some areas of northeast Punjab and Kashmir. Coastal regions of Sindh might also see rain and thunderstorms.

Over the past 24 hours, the country experienced hot and very humid conditions, with isolated incidents of rain, wind, and thundershowers occurring in northeast Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and lower Sindh. The recorded rainfall included 28 mm in Kasur (Punjab), 7 mm in Gujranwala (Punjab), 15 mm in Nagarparkar (Sindh), and 7 mm in Buner (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).

The highest temperatures recorded yesterday were extreme, with Sibbi reaching 48°C, Turbat and Dalbandin at 47°C, and Bhakkar, Jacobabad, and Nokkundi at 46°C.

The PMD’s warnings and forecasts highlight the need for preparedness as the monsoon season brings potential heavy rains and thunderstorms, which can lead to flooding and other hazards. Residents in the affected regions are advised to stay informed about the weather updates and take necessary precautions to ensure safety and mitigate the impact of the severe weather conditions.