Extreme monsoon rainfall expected in most parts of Pakistan

The duration of monsoon rains is expected to increase in most parts of the country, in view of which instructions have been issued to the concerned authorities. Extreme levels of rainfall are expected in the country this year.

According to details, Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman said in her tweet on social networking site Twitter that the 22nd South Asian Seasonal Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) has released a consensus assessment report according to which more than normal rainfall is expected in most parts of the country.

Sherry Rehman said that according to the report, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), northern and northeastern Balochistan will receive prolonged rains. She said that there would be less rains in Sindh during this period and there could be famine in Tharparkar and Umarkot.

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“The report adds that KPK, north & northeast Balochistan will experience a prolonged wet summer with the possibility of excess rainfall. According to the forest assessment, Sindh will likely experience less rainfall with likelihood of drought-like conditions in Tharpaker & Umerkot,” she tweeted.

Sherry Rehman also said that the authorities should take precautionary measures in view of the extreme rainfall, as heavy rains could endanger lives and infrastructure.

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“The @ClimateChangePK has advised that there is a need for local authorities to start disaster management and take any and every precautionary measures ASAP. Moreover, lives and livelihood will be affected due to GLOF if vulnerable communities aren’t evacuated,” she said.

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