KARACHI: The port metropolis is prone to obtain the primary spell of pre-monsoon rainfall on June 22 or 23, mentioned Dr Sardar Sarfaraz, the chief meteorologist on the Pakistan Meteorological Division (PMD).
Sardar Sarfaraz mentioned that Karachi is predicted to obtain mild to average showers through the first spell of pre-monsoon rains.
“Monsoon downpours are anticipated to formally begin in Karachi in end-June or within the preliminary days of July [this year],” he added.
The nation is prone to obtain 10% to 30% extra rains this 12 months as in comparison with the earlier seasons, he mentioned.
On June 7, the PMD warned that the nation is predicted to obtain “above common rainfall” through the upcoming monsoon season this 12 months.
In an announcement, the Met Workplace had mentioned that monsoon season is predicted to start over the past week of this month (June) whereas pre-monsoon rains are prone to begin within the second week of June.
The primary section of the monsoon is prone to proceed from July 1 to mid-August, whereas the final section of the season will proceed till the end-September.
The nation is prone to obtain 140.8mm of rain through the July-September interval. The PMD had additionally warned that heavy rainfalls might set off city flooding in several areas of the nation and landsliding in hilly areas.
The unusually excessive temperatures will possible improve the melting charge of snow and ice in northern areas, it had added.