National Drought Monitoring Centre, Islamabad

Pakistan Meteorological Department

Welcome to National Drought Monitoring Centre

National Drought Monitoring Centre is serving the nation keeping in view the following major objectives.

  • Serve as a hub for the collection, consolidation and analysis of drought related data from all possible sources in the country.
  • Prepare and issue monthly drought bulletins & moisture stresses in different regions of country based on various indices.
  • Advising government agencies on drought related matters including drought declaration.
  • Conduct research in drought related issues and develop statistical models for improved drought prediction.

Drought Products

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Weekly Drought Bulletin (4-10 May,2021)                            

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Monthly Drought Bulletin (April,2021)                            

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Quarterly Drought Bulletin (Jan - Mar), 2021                            

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Types of Drought

A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region. Although droughts can persist for several years, even a short, intense drought can cause significant damage and harm the local economy.

Water Reservoir Levels Last Updated: 7 May, 2021 12:09