According to Federal Minister of Climate Change Sherry Rehman, rainfall in Sindh and Balochistan has above the 30-year normal, with the former receiving 625 percent more rain than usual and the latter seeing a 501 percent raise.
The country has been devastated by the monsoon rains, with Sindh and Balochistan being the worst-hit provinces. At least 147 deaths have been reported across the nation.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority, 88 of the fatalities were women and children. According to the report, homes, highways, bridges, and power plants all around the nation suffered damage from the monsoon rains.
Sherry tweeted a graph from the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), noting that both provinces have been experiencing intense monsoon pressure for the past 13 days.
“Sindh is 625% above the 30 years [s] average, Balochistan 501. @pmdgov reports a further rise in heavy rainfall starting tomorrow (Thursday). Again the weather cycle will focus on Sindh, Balochistan for hi[gh] precipitation,” she added.
The highest rainfall in various locations between July 1 and July 13 is shown in the first column of the graph. The second one displays rainfall in millimeters for the same period in 2022.
The graph shows that from July 1 to July 13, Balochistan averages 9.6mm of highest rainfall. However, the province received about 57.8mm of rain over the same period this year, which is 48.2mm higher than usual.
In a similar vein, Sindh experienced the average highest rainfall of 13.6mm from July 1 to July 13. The province had 98.3mm of rain this year during the same period, which is 84.7mm more than usual.