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Pakistan: Fortnightly drought watch bulletin (1-15 May, 2022)

Govt. Pakistan
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1. Weather Summary for the 1st fortnight of May 2022

During the first fortnight of May 2022, Moderate to Good rainfall reported from Northern parts of the country. Spatial distribution of the rainfall is shown in Figure No.1. The chief amounts of rainfall recorded across Pakistan during the period 1-15 May, 2022 are shown in Table-1 below;

Figure 2 depicts the Percentage Departure of Rainfall from the normal. Below Normal rainfall rainfall received over most of the places in the country. Few places in Sindh, Punjab and KP received above normal rainfall.. Farmers are advised to keep themselves abreast of weather updates and plan field activities accordingly to minimize weather induced losses to matured/cultivated crops.

2. Drought Situation Analysis

Spatial drought analysis results using different indices are represented in Fig. 3. In Balochistan, Nokundi, Taftan and Dalbandin areas are facing Severe Drought while Nushki, Mashkhel, Kharan facing Moderate Drought Conditions over there.

Milld Drought also arises in Sibbi, Turbat, Jiwani, Gawadar, Ormara in Blochistan and Thatta, Badin, Mithi, Tharparkar, eastern Sindh, south KP and Punjab (Cholistan region) and its adjacent areas shown in figure below. Conditions in rest of the country are normal