This year’s monsoon rains are expected to be heavier than typical, lasting up to three months, according to the Meteorological Department.
According to the Met Office’s Monsoon Outlook 2022, monsoon rains throughout Pakistan, particularly Karachi, would be heavier than usual this year.
In Karachi, the average rainfall during the monsoon season (July-September) is 131.9 millimeters, with 140 millimeters forecast this year.
According to the forecast, the pre-monsoon season will begin in the second week of June, and monsoon rains will arrive in the last week of June.
Daytime temperatures in most sections of the country may remain above normal in June. The Indus River’s water flow will be accelerated when the ice melts.
Sea temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean and the Arabian Sea are cooler than normal, according to the Meteorological Department. La Nia (periodic cooling of ocean surface temperatures) is active due to low sea temperatures. The monsoon is more active in the presence of this system, according to the weather service.
There would be two phases of monsoon, according to the forecast. The first phase will take place from July 1 to August 15, while the second phase will take place from August 15 to September 31.