Flash floods are among the world’s deadliest natural disasters with more than 5 000 lives lost annually. Their social, economic and environmental impacts are significant. Accounting for approximately 85% of flooding cases, flash floods also have the highest mortality rate among different classes of flooding, including riverine and coastal. Flash floods differ from river floods in their short time scales and occurrence on small spatial scales, which makes flash flood forecasting a different challenge from large-river flood forecasting.
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Normal to below normal rainfall is likely during the 2023 southwest monsoon season (June – September) over most parts of the South Asia, according to the WMO-backed South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF).
“Monthly Agromet Bulletin of Pakistan” has been issued. The document covers the post analysis information for Meteorological Data as well as the reports about major crops for the past month. The document comprises graphics & tables for Agromet data for the past month and anomaly to normal/previous conditions along with detailed discussion on the relevant issues. The document exclusively provides Seasonal Outlook for the coming month. Besides, a comprehensive farmer’s advisory is also included for the present month along with crop specific & animal care suggestions in national language.
Human-caused climate change likely increased the intense rainfall that flooded large parts of Pakistan, according to rapid attribution analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists as part of the World Weather Attribution group. Extreme rainfall in the region has increased 50-75% and some climate models suggest this increase could be entirely due to human-caused climate change, although there are considerable uncertainties in the results. The Government estimates that around 33 million people across the country are affected by the rains, floods and impacts such as landslides, killing at least 1,100 people and destroying infrastructure, homes, agricultural land and livestock.
Extreme heat which gripped large parts of India and Pakistan was made 30 times more likely because of climate change, according to a new rapid attribution study by climate scientists.
Normal to above normal rainfall is most likely during the 2022 southwest monsoon season (June – September) over most parts of the South Asia, according to an authoritative seasonal forecast from the South Asian Climate Outlook Forum.