The Met Office predicts the monsoon season will start in Pakistan about the last week of June, with torrential rains. However, Pre-rain showers may begin early in the second week of this month. Moreover, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted more than normal rainfall in the country during the forecast period in its June view.
Speaking to the media, the DG PMD said the pre-heavy rainfall would help reduce temperatures, giving the masses much-needed relief from the heat that has plagued the country for the past few weeks.
Earlier this month, the PMD revealed that Pakistan could receive more than normal rainfall next monsoon season. Although Punjab and Sindh are likely to receive more than normal rainfall, the remaining parts of the country will likely receive slightly more normal rain during this season. In addition, PMD predicted heavy rains with thunderstorms in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Punjab, Balochistan, and parts of Sindh.
The first rainy season, from July 1 to mid-August, is expected to be rainy compared to the last one from mid-August to the end of September. Furthermore, extremely high temperatures in the highlands are likely to increase the melting point of the northern areas, increasing the chances of base flow in the Upper Indus basin, resulting in sufficient water supply for irrigation and energy sources, according to the report.
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