The rain forecast for Karachi a day earlier came as an early Sunday blessing for a few parts of Karachi. Overcast, with few areas of Karachi received showers making Karachiites more than delighted. This means that winter will officially kick off in Karachi now as the temperature in the city has been fairly moderate for the last few weeks.
Light rain in scattered parts of Karachi has turned the weather pleasant, bringing the start of the much-awaited winter season in the city of lights. Airport, Malir, Gulshan-e-Hadid received light rain. Good rain was reported in DHA and Clifton area.
According to the Met Office, several parts of the country will receive rainfall during the next 24 hours. Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi Quetta, Zhob, Kalat, Makran, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Kohat, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Sargodha, Gujranwala Division, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan may receive scattered rain.
Just a small down pour have made the Karachiites jubilant and they were quick to share their happy mood over social media:
Took a video of the rain for my sweet mom who’s in the hospital after having a knee replacement. Broke my heart that she wasn’t able to catch this brief shower considering one of her top prayers is that it will rain in Karachi. Hope it does again when she’s out in a few days. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/gmL1DhH2uK
— Nida Kirmani (@NidaKirmani) December 9, 2018
Rain in Karachi, finally hope this will clear out some of the hideous dust and smog we've been having the last three weeks
— Bina Shah (@BinaShah) December 9, 2018
Surprise of the Day: Winter Rain (even few drops) in Karachi ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Abdul Ghaffar (Replay, Dawn News) (@GhaffarDawnNews) December 9, 2018
Short as it was, at least it was a full on downpour. Moving eastwards. Seen proper rain in Karachi after a long, long time. 🙂
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) December 9, 2018
V heavy rain in Karachi right now pic.twitter.com/J9bBgZZbuF
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) December 9, 2018
Even the rain in Karachi is elitist. While folks in Cliffence are celebrating today’s downpour, those of us living on the wrong side of the bridge are still waiting for a drop or two. Traffic jam mein phans gayi kya baarish? Sazish! Mazloom awam ko deewar se lagaya jaa raha hai!
— Talat Aslam (@titojourno) December 9, 2018
— Khalid (Halit Ertuğrul) (@khalid_pk) December 9, 2018
— Raza Zaidi (@Razaazaidi) December 9, 2018
Rain and cold breeze in Karachi both are a universal joke.
— Holy Bilal (@baghitweets) December 8, 2018