“Portugal sympathises with Pakistan for the tragic impacts caused by the floods”, reads a message published, in Portuguese and English, on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Twitter account.

“We are deeply saddened by the devastating and tragic impact of the floods in Pakistan. Portugal shows solidarity with the Pakistani people. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families.”

The monsoon season is usually the wettest season in Pakistan, but the country is experiencing rainfall levels this year that are nearly triple the seasonal averages.

Pakistani emergency services have raised the provisional number of fatalities to more than 1,100 after the rainy season that has plagued the country for weeks and which led the government to declare a state of calamity in more than 50 districts.

The government's provisional assessment of the floods also shows that more than 1,600 people were injured, more than a million houses were totally or partially destroyed, 700,000 cattle were lost and about 800,000 hectares of farmland were flooded.

In total terms, more than 33 million people have already been affected by the floods that have submerged a third of the country.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, will travel to Pakistan next week, on a trip to express his solidarity with the millions of Pakistanis who have been affected by the severe floods in the country.

This year's monsoon is only comparable to the devastating floods of 2010, the deadliest in Pakistan's history, which at the time claimed more than 2,000 lives.