Twin cities’ residents get much relief from rain


Islamabad June 19 (TNS): A moderate to heavy rain lashed the twin cities on Monday morning plummeting the temperatures to as low as 30C and giving as much respite to the residents from the excruciatingly hot and humid weather.

Fasting becomes all the more taxing if the sun continues to pound sometimes taking temperatures as high as 45C.

Though the Monday’s rain created some snags for motorists and commuters in the shape of puddles and pools in low-lying areas and, in many areas, in the middle of roads and thoroughfares, the shower provided the much-needed relief to not only the people but also to the plants and flora.

The clouds all burst with heavy intermittent thunderstorms in the morning and lightening.

The unrelenting rain forced the motorcyclists and pedestrians to gather under bridges and underpasses and around tall trees to shelter during the thunderstorm and when the lightning struck. Some of the motorcyclists were seen pushing and dragging their bikes in the ankle-high rainwater that presenting a look of swimming pool.

In Rawalpindi, most roads were deluged with rainwater creating problems for people going for work.

Meanwhile, the Met Office has said that the westerly wave was expected to affect the central and upper parts of the country and the (rainy) weather was likely to persist till Thursday.

It said that thunder shower with gusty winds was expected at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, D.J Khan, Multan, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Kohat, FATA, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the next 24-hours.

Light rain/drizzle is expected at few places along the Sindh Coast. Hot and humid air will prevail in the rest of the country.

The highest temperature of 49C and 48C has been predicted for Nokkundi and Dalbandin.