Climate of Nawabshah

Climate of Nawabshah

Coordinates: 26°15′0″N 68°25′25″E / 26.25°N 68.42361°E / 26.25; 68.42361 The climate of Nawabshah is hot to extremely hot during the summers and cold/foggy during the winters. The highest temperatures each year in Pakistan, typically rising to above 50 °C (122 °F), are usually recorded in Nawabshah District and Sibbi from May to August. On 26 May, 2010 record breaking severe heat wave hit the city and the mercury level reached 52 °C (126 °F) which is the highest temperature ever recorded in Nawabshah, third highest temperature recorded in Pakistan and the sixth highest temperature ever recorded on earth.[1] The climate is generally dry and hot, but sometimes the temperature falls to 0 °C (32 °F). On January 7, 2011 temperatures dropped to 4 °C (39 °F) in the city.[2]

Climate data for Nawabshah, Pakistan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33.7
(92.7)
38.0
(100.4)
44.5
(112.1)
48.5
(119.3)
51
(124)
50.5
(122.9)
47.5
(117.5)
48.9
(120.0)
44.5
(112.1)
43
(109)
41
(106)
35
(95)
51.0
(123.8)
Average high °C (°F) 24.3
(75.7)
27.5
(81.5)
33.6
(92.5)
39.6
(103.3)
43.4
(110.1)
43.6
(110.5)
40.3
(104.5)
38.8
(101.8)
38.7
(101.7)
37.4
(99.3)
31.9
(89.4)
25.8
(78.4)
28.7
Average low °C (°F) 6.1
(43.0)
8.8
(47.8)
14.3
(57.7)
19.7
(67.5)
24.6
(76.3)
27.5
(81.5)
27.4
(81.3)
26.1
(79.0)
23.3
(73.9)
18.4
(65.1)
12.3
(54.1)
7.8
(46.0)
14.4
Record low °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−3.6
(25.5)
3
(37)
7
(45)
15
(59)
17
(63)
20
(68)
18.9
(66.0)
14.6
(58.3)
7.5
(45.5)
2.8
(37.0)
−1
(30.2)
−3.5
(25.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1.9
(0.075)
2.7
(0.106)
3.4
(0.134)
2.7
(0.106)
1.3
(0.051)
6.6
(0.26)
54.5
(2.146)
43.7
(1.72)
12.9
(0.508)
3.4
(0.134)
1.0
(0.039)
3.6
(0.142)
114.1
(4.492)
Source: [3]


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Factors

The monsoon and the Western Disturbance are the two main factors that change the weather over Nawabshah; otherwise, Continental air prevails for rest of the seasons. Following are the main factors that influence the weather over Nawabshah city.

  • Western Disturbances generally occur during the winter months and cause drizzle or spotty light showers, temperatures also decrease due to it.
  • Dust storms occur rarely during the month of May and June. They are quite violent and uproot several bill boards and trees.
  • Southeast Monsoon occurs in summer from the month of June till September. Monsoon rains bring much awaited relief from the scorching heat. These monsoon rains are quite heavy by nature and can cause significant flooding.
  • Continental air prevails during the period when there is no precipitation in the city.

Seasonal climate

Like other cities, Nawabshah has four seasons: winter, summer, autumn and spring. The monsoon season also occurs in the summer.[4]

Winter

The winter season begins in the month of December and lasts till February. The Western Disturbance influences the winter season. The lowest temperature in the winter was −3 °C (27 °F), recorded on Fenruary 8, 2008. The highest temperature in winter was 38 °C (100 °F), recorded also on February 26, 2004. Spotty to light showers occur in winter, which decreases the temperature further due to the Western Disturbance. The highest monthly rainfall in winter 48.5 millimetres (1.91 in) was recorded in December 2008. The fastest rainfall in 24 hours was also recorded on 25 February 1993: 29 millimetres (1.1 in).

Spring

The spring season begins in March and lasts till April. The highest temperature of spring was 48 °C (118 °F), recorded on April 28, 2002. Rains are rare in the spring season. The highest monthly rainfall 39 millimetres (1.5 in) was recorded in the month of April in 1961. The fastest rainfall in 24 hours 39 millimetres (1.5 in) was recorded on 9 April 1961.

Summer

The summer season begins in May and lasts till September. Summer is the longest season in the city. Monsoon rains also occur in this season; these rains last from June till September. Extremely high temperatures are recorded in the summer. Heavy rains are also occur during the monsoon season. The highest temperature recorded in summer was 52 °C (126 °F) on 26 May 2010, while the lowest −3.5 °C (25.7 °F) on 8 February 2008.[5] The heaviest rainfall for the city occurred in summer on 2 July 1972, when 256.5 mm of rain fell in 24 hours. The wettest month in Nawabshah is July. The highest monthly rainfall in summer 650 millimetres (26 in) was recorded in 2011.

Autumn

This season begins in October and ends in November. Hazy and dry weather is the main factor of autumn. The highest temperature 43.5 °C (110.3 °F) was recorded in October, 2008. Spotty drizzle do occur in this season late in November from the Western Disturbances. The highest monthly rainfall in autumn was 72 mm in October 1992, while the fastest 24-hour rainfall in autumn 72 millimetres (2.8 in) was also recorded in October 1992.

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