The Heavy Wave of Monsoon

Monsoon is a seasonal shift in the usual air direction, that usually brings with it a different kind of climate. It nearly always refers to the Asian monsoon, a large area extending from Pakistan is located in southern Asia where monsoon conditions prevail. 
Throughout May and June of every year, the seasonal monsoon arrives with obstinate southernly wind flow driven by a hot air mass with low pressure at the surface that forms over southern Asia as it is warmed by the sun. A late arrival of the monsoon can be bad for cultivation, as the monsoon rains are essential for summer harvests. 
Throughout the winter monsoon, an insistent and large high-pressure zone over Asia kept cool, dry air southward to the tropics. This provides the monsoon area with its hot season. 

The Indian Ocean form of the storm, which is conventionally called a "cyclone" in the Indian Ocean, can also produce and move aground in association with the beginning of the monsoon. These cyclones have at times slayed many thousands of poor persons who live in the sea-level areas with the eastern shore of India and Bangladesh. 
A weaker and much more limited monsoon happens over the generally dry southwestern US in the late summer when more moist air, attended by thunderstorms, overspreads the region.

Land and Property Damages caused by Monsoon Flood

The Chenab will be in average flood at Trimmu on Sunday and Monday. Its ultimate of 300,000 cusecs was passing the Chiniot bridge on Saturday nightfall.

The Indus will be in high overflow at Guddu on Aug 20 and 21. The tributaries of the Chenab and Ravi are still overflowing because of the rain in the area and the connecting Jammu.

High to very high overflow would continue to disturb life and property along the tributaries on Sunday and Monday, The FFD said.

The floods in the rivers and the tributaries are disturbing life, property and crops over thousands of lands in the riverine zones and along their embankments in Multan, Chiniot, Sialkot, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad and Gujranwala.

Crop Damages due to Monsoon

Extensive monsoon rains have cast a bad effect on crops and have affected the crop of chilli, cotton, banana and tomato in Mirpur Khas, Tharparker, Badin, Sanghar, Degree and Hyderabad in Sindh. Though, heavier monsoon rains are foreseen by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in these zones throughout the present week which might cause field overflows in lower Sindh and outcome in more damage in these areas.

Talking to PMD, APP Chief Meteorologist Hazrat Mir said that cotton is the main yield of the state and has been worst hit by monsoon rains this year as substantial thundershowers continued in the cotton belt zones this month.

Though, it was predictable that heavier rains in coming days will reason flooding in subordinate parts of Sindh. In other areas of the province, pests brought about by the moist weather can also harm the cotton yield.

An agriculturalist from Sindh said APP that the chili crop, which is water sensitive, has been totally damaged in interior Sindh due to heavy rains as rain water is still in fields and harmful roots of the yield. Although banana is a water loving yield, heavy rains and still water in the fields have also affected it as it was in its early stage of growth, Hazrat Mir said.

He further said that the tomato yields were also at their early stage and had been demolished due to prolonged monsoon rains. However, these rains were good for the rice crop. He said that vegetable costs in the marketplace were likely to shoot up afterward the rainy time because in each season, crops from Sindh range the marketplaces earlier than those from Punjab. The PMD has predicted widespread heavy monsoon rains for most parts of the country which are likely to continue till September 3 and may cause severe flooding in lower Sindh. The Met Office has issued an advisory for all concerned authorities to remain alert during the current week.


  • Abdullah Imran

    July 11, 2018 AT 12:12 PM

    Rain is a real blessing of God Almighty if we were able to save and store its precious water properly as done in other countries then it will be fruitful for the betterment of this country as well.

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