Karachi Hailstorm, City of Lights received its first winter rain and it was not less than a surprise for the Karachiites.
The first winter rain for Karachiites with hailstorm was a great surprise. It was kind of unusual night for the port city as in no time the clouds gathered upon the city with heavy thundering and lightening. The downpours gathered with heavy blow of winds was also reported in the major areas of city including, Kharadar, I I chundigar road, Garden east and adjoining areas.
What is Hailstorm?
Hail is a form of solid precipitation. It is distinct from ice pellets, though the two are often confused. It consists of balls or irregular lumps of ice, each of which is called a hailstone
As the first drop of rain fell upon the city, the major parts of city went into the complete power shutdown. The situation continued for couple of hours, but the issue was resolved on immediate effect. The met department has forecast more showers with heavy thundering on Monday. The department has also stated that the temperature will decrease further by 10 to 15 Celsius and winds may rise upto 40 km/hr.