Rain brings respite for heat-stricken citizens

Scores of citizens especially kids flock outside to enjoy cool showers

Our Correspondent June 06, 2024


After weeks of relentless heat waves and rise in temperatures, the federal capital, like other parts of the country, received isolated rain of moderate intensity on Wednesday, bringing relief to the heat-stricken people.

A good number of people flocked outside to enjoy the cool showers, with children splashing in the puddles and adults walking in the rain to welcome the respite after the sweltering heat. The city experienced weeks-long hot weather conditions that restricted many within homes to prevent the side effects.

The isolated rain of light to moderate intensity accompanied by wind started in the capital city in the afternoon and continued with gaps compelling citizens to come out and enjoy the pleasant weather after many days.

“The long-awaited rain has provided relief as the past few weeks have been unbearable due to the heat wave conditions. We can finally sleep comfortably at night,” said Zahid Shah of the G-8 sector. “We are going to visit some recreational spot to enjoy the cool weather as children were fed up staying at home for so many days during their vacations amid the heat wave,” he added.

The weather forecast reveals that cooler temperatures will persist this week, giving the city a much-needed break from the extreme heat. “It appears the city has embraced normalcy after so many hot days reviving its natural beauty and spreading a sense of communal joy,” Asifa Batool, a young girl enjoying rainy weather with her friends, commented. “Since the start of summer vacations, we were restricted to our homes following the advice of our parents to prevent the scorching heat. Even we didn't participate in the summer camps owing to the hot weather. Now we can move outside and spend some joyful days.”

Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2024.


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