The commencement of the monsoon in the country is expected around the last week of June this year, with above-normal rainfall, according to the Met Office.
The pre-monsoon rainy season might start as early as the second week of this month.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) anticipated an overall trend of above-normal rainfall in the country over the forecast period in its June outlook.
According to the Met Office (PMD), monsoon rainfall will be above normal in Punjab and Sindh, and slightly above normal in the rest of the country.
According to the weather forecast, “the first phase of monsoon from July 1 to mid-August is likely to be wetter than the last phase from mid-August to the end of September.”
PMD warned that possible extreme weather events across catchment areas could cause riverine floods in important rivers. During the season, heavy rainfall events may cause flash floods in hilly places and urban flooding in plain areas such as Sindh’s, Punjab’s, AJK’s, and KP’s main cities.
According to the research, above-normal temperatures in high altitudes are likely to boost the rate of snowmelt in the Northern Areas, which will increase the likelihood of base flow in the Upper Indus basin, resulting in sufficient water availability for agriculture and power.