Ask a Karachiite how much they enjoy heavy showers, rain and they wouldn’t stop talking about it. Monday comes off with a bountiful surprise as Karachi experiences the first rain of winter. Not just rain, many parts of the city experienced hailstorm after ages. Last time this city experienced a hailstorm, most of us do not even remember when it happened.
The city of Karachi does not experience rain often, to say the least, and which is why every time it rains, the spirit of Karachiites is unreal. An aura of excitement and glee takes up the whole city and as per tradition, people spend these joyful moments in different ways. Some scramble towards enjoying the weather shenanigans by heading out in the city have delightful rainy day snacks and of course, stuck in massive traffic jams and how can we forget the stagnant water everywhere?
This is what pretty much sums up a day of heavy of rainfall in Karachi – indeed, it can be a pain and pleasure, both. But on Monday, it came off a huge surprise; no one expected rain let alone a hailstorm!
Shortly after it started, the city that never sleeps uplifted with joy over rain and hailstorm
January is yet to come…
Karachi pulls a late night hailstorm for those celebrating gham hour. Bc ab hai na Bheega bheega sa ye december.
— nma (@namaloomafraaad) December 17, 2017
People captured stunning images, recorded beautiful videos because this rarely happens
Karachi First Winter Rain !! ??
Posted by Shahrukh Ahmed on Sunday, December 17, 2017
When it happened the last time?
It indeed happened ages, quite a surprise and moment of excitement for all of the people
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) December 18, 2017
Some pictures are stunning really
— Aniha Anam Chaudhary (@anihachaudhry) December 18, 2017
Yes, more and more people could have experienced had it happened during the day
I mean if there had to be a hailstorm, couldn't it be during the day, Karachi? So we could see it properly. #weirdweather
— Salma Jafri ? #TeamPurple (@salmajafri) December 18, 2017
Now a hailstorm has started.
— Sabena Siddiqi (@sabena_siddiqi) December 17, 2017
There was an early morning hailstorm in Karachi today! pic.twitter.com/qCysJOOdpS
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) December 18, 2017
Heavy hailstorm lashes Karachi prior to intermittent rain minutes ago pic.twitter.com/B2bmBFv7WN
— Khalid khi (@khalid_pk) December 18, 2017
Power's out because there's a hailstorm in Karachi after forever. When can we expect bijli back @KElectricPk ?
— Muniba Kamal (@MunibaKamal) December 17, 2017
Many people also slept through the stunning hailstorm, talk about bad luck! Well, it was surely overwhelming to experience this surprising hailstorm in the city. Such moments rarely happens and we are glad that we got to witness once such beautiful weather in our lifetime.
Tell us how were you enjoying the stunning rain and hailstorm in Karachi?