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Drought Bulletin of Pakistan (May 2021)

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Pakistan
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Govt. Pakistan
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Highlights

  • Rainfall for the month of May 2021 was less than normal in the northern parts of the country while isolated areas in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan receive above normal rainfall and rest of the areas received below normal rainfall. The Chief amounts of monthly rainfall recorded are shown in Table:1.

  • During the month of June2021, Near Normal precipitation is expected over the country. Rise in temperatures in high altitudes are likely to cause snowmelt in the Northern Areas subsequently the chances of increase in water availability in the Upper Indus basin and some GLOF events over the Glaciers. Heat wave conditions may arise in major cities of Sindh and south Punjab during June, 2021.

  • Precipitation during the month of May 2021 was not good enough for drought prone areas of Balochistanand Sindh.

  • Moderate to severe Drought Conditions are prevailing over NW areas of Balochistan and S.E Sindh. The disaster management authorities may continue surveillance in these areas and plan DRM activities plan accordingly.