PMD not too reliable in predicting extreme weather



The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has been deemed ‘ill equipped’ to predict extreme weather events, such as cold and heat waves, strong dust and cyclones; brought about across the country by global climate change.

Environmental experts believe last month’s heatwave in India that claimed more than 2,500 lives across the country was a wakeup call for Pakistan – but it wasn’t taken seriously.

They have termed June a ‘deadly month’ both for India and Pakistan in terms of having extreme weather events.