Monsoon produced light to moderate rainfall in most of the agricultural plains in the upper half of the country. Highest rainfall recorded at Muzaffarabad as 148.1 mm.
Extreme maximum temperature observed in upper Sindh and western Balochistan. Highest maximum temperature recorded at Turbat as 45.5°C.
Higher values for wind speed (above 20 Knots) observed in the coastal belt and western Balochistan.
Mainly hot and humid weather is expected in first half of the coming week all over the country except Kashmir. However, from Thursday onward Thunder/Shower expected in the agricultural plains of upper half of the country.
Monsoon rains of this season continued with mainly in upper half of the country. Due to which light to moderate rainfall reported from most of the agricultural plains of upper & central parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan & Kashmir and few places in northern Balochistan during the week. Whereas dry weather rainfall reported from Sindh and rest of the agricultural plains of Balochistan.
Crop Situation for major agricultural plains
(based on data from Regional Agromet Centres)
Potohar Region (Rawalpindi)
Presently only one crop (rainfed conditions) is grown in the fields as detailed below.
Maize: Emergence started.
Central Punjab (Faisalabad)
There are two crops (irrigated conditions) grown inthe fields as detailed below.
Sugarcane: Very Good condition, Tillering stage completed.
Cotton: Very Good condition at Flowering stage.
Lower Sindh (Tandojam)
Presently only one crop (irrigated conditions) is grown in the fields as detailed below.
Cotton (BT-886): Good condition at Boll Opening stage.
Northern Balochistan (Quetta)
Presently no crop is grown in the fields.
Eastern Balochistan (Usta Muhammad)
Presently one crop (Irrigated conditions) is grown in the fields as detailed below:
Rice: Good condition, Third Leaf stage almost completed.
NATIONAL AGROMET CENTRE
PAKISTAN METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT
SECTOR H-8/2, ISLAMABAD
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