Pakistan Summer Monsoon Season spans over July to September. As a routine practice, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issues the Monsoon Outlook around mid June incorporating the dynamics of local, regional and global meteorological parameters up to the end of May each year. However, South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF-5) designated by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has already issued Consensus Statement. Outlook made by this forum and preliminary outlook of PMD are presented below:
South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF-5)
The outlook suggests that below normal to normal rainfall is most likely over South Asia as a whole. Below normal rainfall is likely over broad areas of western, Central and Southern parts of the South Asia and some areas in the northeastern-most parts of the region. Normal rainfall is likely over broad areas of northwestern and eastern parts and some island areas in the southern most part of the region. It is noteworthy that no part of the South Asia is likely to receive above normal rainfall.
Preliminary Monsoon Outlook by PMD
The emerging climatic features linked to El-Nino development have fairly large potential to suppress Pakistan Summer Monsoon 2014. According to the preliminary estimates of PMD, the amount of rainfall from July to September may be moderately below normal in Sindh, Balochistan and Southern Punjab while nearly normal rainfall is expected in North Punjab, KP, GB and Kashmir.
PDMA Balochistan has held meetings in collaboration with all the provincial/ regional departments to review pre-monsoon preparedness and contingency planning for upcoming monsoon season at provincial/regional levels at Sikander Jamali Auditorium, Civil Secretariat Balochistan.
Balochistan province is one of the most vulnerable provinces which are prone to both riverine and flash floods. In Balochistan, monsoon flooding occurs almost every year. Disasters (floods) in last few years (2007, 2010, 2012) has wrought economic pain and wide spread destruction in the province. (more…)
Met office predicted “wet then normal weather” during the month of May 2014. The current unstable weather conditions would continue with intervals in different part of the province. On 14 May 2014 rain and Hail storm started in different districts of Balochistan. Heavy rain fall has been reported in District Musakhail, Ziarat Kech and Barkhan. DC Musa Khail and Barkhan have reported losses of both life and property. Most of the losses reported are of standing crops and orchards. The situation is under control of Government of Balochistan and the relief activities have already been started by PDMA. (more…)
Provincial Disaster Management Authority under Balochistan Disaster Management Project conducted Provincial Workshop on Community Based Disaster Risk Management Program on 2nd May 2014. Workshop was attended by Government Office Bearer, Civil Society members, Political Workers, Commnunity Activist and Media Personnel.
Flood Season 2014 is likely to start in June. In order to train OBM Operators and refresh the training of old operator, OBM Cadre is being organized by Pak Army at HANNA LAKE from 14 april to 25 April 2014. 10 x Vacancies have been allotted to Civil Departments of GoB. PDMA will carry out Liaison with other Department regarding OBM Operator Training.
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