PMD forecasts ‘above-normal’ monsoon rainfall

Dept warns increased rainfall may lead to flooding in rivers and urban areas

News Desk May 30, 2024
Motorists drive slowly on a wet road on a rainy morning in Islamabad. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued its monsoon outlook for the period from June to August, predicting normal to above-normal rainfall across most parts of the country.

During the upcoming monsoon season, most regions are expected to experience average or higher-than-average rainfall. Central and northern Punjab are likely to see a significant increase in rainfall.

The department also forecasts above-normal rainfall in southern Sindh and Balochistan. Meanwhile, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Gilgit-Baltistan are expected to receive normal rainfall.

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According to PMD, higher temperatures could accelerate the melting of snow in upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Many areas are expected to experience above-normal daytime temperatures at the start of June, which will normalise following the onset of rainfall.

The monsoon season is also expected to bring thunderstorms and strong winds. The increased rainfall may lead to flooding in rivers and urban areas. There is also a risk of flash floods in hilly regions, including the Sulaiman Range.


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