Pakistan Meteorological Department

Strengthening of Early Warning System in Pakistan

Project Sponsered By SLMP(MOE)

  
     

 Current Temperature at  05 AM (PST) Dated: Thursday, January 24, 2019

 

 

 

Introduction

 
 

Pakistan has an agriculture based economy and 80 % percent of its area is comprised of arid, semi arid and sub-humid areas with 250-300 mm precipitation rate. While, 70% of its population has been living in rural areas with more dependency on natural resource use and climatic conditions. Drought and flash floods have significant impact on natural resources in such areas of Pakistan. Which also trigger the land degradation and desertification process in such vulnerable areas if it is not managed proactively. So far, the farming communities due to social and economic constraints reacting such disasters at the time of its occurrence. They make preparations based on their experienceds an primitive concepts to handle such natural calamities. But, they are facing significant social, economic and environmental losses every year due to gaps in their counter measures and handling. They, most of time, unable to receive forecast about extreme weather conditions. The climate change is a global phenomenon and has also contributed drought and flash floods disasters in such areas. These all factors contributing in environmental degradation especially in desertification process across the country. Ultimately, this is affecting negatively in livelihood options of poor rural communities of Pakistan.

 

 

Climatology of Pakistan