Pakistan Meteorological Department National Drought Monitoring Centre - Subject: Drought Alert III
**1. Drought situation **
Below normal rainfall was recorded over most of the southern parts of the country as predicted by PMD. Major rainfall deficit was experienced over the provinces of Sindh (-71.9%), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (-46.9%) and Balochistan (-44.2%) during June to November, 2018. The area weighted rainfall departure (%) detail is as under table-1;
The provinces of Sindh and Balochistan are already facing moderate to severe droughts based on the satellite and observation data analysis. Currently, 19 districts of Sindh and 11 districts of Balochistan are facing moderate to severe droughts as shown in table-2 and table-3.