Low-intensity rainfall forecast for the current month
Isolated heavy rainfall expected in September may trigger flash floods in Punjab's mountainous areas, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa along with urban floods in Punjab's cities, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but the probability remains low, according to the climatology of the forecast month, according to the weather forecast of the met department for September.
According to the report, overall, a pattern of normal to above-normal precipitation is probable over the country in September. Precipitation is forecast to be higher than normal over northeastern Punjab and Sindh.
Northeastern Punjab and southeastern Sindh are expected to receive 20-30% more rain than normal while the other parts of the country10 to 15 percent more than normal, said Dr. Sardar Sarfaraz, Chief Meteorologist.
Adequate water for the irrigation and electricity sectors will be available during the forecast month. September rainfall can have a positive impact on the growth and vegetation of Kharif crops,’ it is said.
There was no need for panic because September had contributed the least in terms of precipitation in the monsoon period, he said.
According to him, the northeastern parts of Punjab remained safe until now during the monsoon while the southeastern areas of Sindh, in particular Badin, received heavy rains.
According to the report, most parts of Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Baluchistan are expected to receive normal to slightly higher than normal precipitation, while Gilgit-Baltistan and northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could receive almost normal rainfall in the forecast month.