Pakistan Meteorological Department announces Monsoon rains to start from June 30

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) shared a good news today by announcing that the monsoon rains in Pakistan will begin from June 30.

At least 2-3 spells of rainfall are expected in Northeast Punjab and other areas of Northern Pakistan. With the rains continuing throughout the first phase of monsoon, the temperature is also expected to drop by 2-4 degrees Celsius.

The Met department also announced that Pakistan will be seeing more rain during the first half of monsoon compared to previous years. The rains will be slightly above average if compared.

But the same department also fears that the second half of monsoon season will see below average rainfalls in the whole of Pakistan.

The department has also issued a warning regarding floods. According to PMD, extreme rain can be triggered due to unbearably and unusual hot temperature these days.

There are chances of floods occurring in Punjab because of glacial lake outburst floods in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral areas.

Pakistan is currently facing a water shortage because of dams and rivers drying up due to less rain and dry weather. This problem can be sorted out if concerned authorities can store the water from rainfalls instead of letting it go to waste.