PHOTO: NIDA HUSSAIN
KARACHI: Rain and hailstorm hit various parts of Karachi in the early hours of Monday. Samaa TV reported that hail hit Karachi after a good four years. In a city where we barely experience any rain, Twitterati could not contain their reactions to the tiny pellets of snow descending upon the usually hot city.
It was also the first winter rain of the season. Hail and rain were witnessed in different parts of the city, including DHA, Clifton, II Chundrigar Road, Saddar, Kharadar, Sharae Faisal, Nazimabad and Malir. The showers were accompanied by thunder and lightning as well as gusty winds.
Here’s how some people reacted:
Hailstorm in Karachi. Climate change is real, guys. Someone tell @realDonaldTrump
— R. (@rahimaxarsenal) December 18, 2017
#Hailstorm in karachi 🌨 I am so happy for this, I wish my all karachi team will be on leave today 😂😂
— ☁️ (@mavramalik1) December 18, 2017
It hailed in Karachi after a long time. I have never seen it in my tiny lifetime so far. Excited!⛄❄
— Sidrah Zaheer (@SidrahZaheer) December 18, 2017
the earth is billions of years old and people hava finally witenessed Snowfall in Karachi.. #KarachiRains
— اسامہ عمران (@samyboy_17) December 18, 2017
People wished to see snow in Karachi, Santa granted their wish
— Santa Memon (@TayyabMemon) December 18, 2017
— Shahbaz Zahid (@shahbazzahid) December 17, 2017
— norbalm (@norbalm) December 17, 2017
A PIECE OF BARAF FROM THE SKY MELTED IN MY HAND. IN KARACHI. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.
— Aaisha Salman (@AaishaSalman) December 17, 2017
According to the meteorological department’s forecast, more rain will descend upon Karachi. The Met Office said in a press release that a “westerly wave” was expected to enter Pakistan from Sunday, which would produce rain with snowfall over the hills from Sunday to Wednesday. As a result, the cold wave is likely to prevail in most parts of Balochistan and Sindh, including Karachi, during the coming week.
Story first published: 18th December 2017