Karachi either doesn’t get any rain throughout the season or when it finally rains, it pours so much that it doesn’t stop for days. That’s what has been going on lately in the city of lights.
It finally started raining yesterday afternoon and people of city were ecstatic.
Aik ghantay pehlay scorching sun, mext hour pouring rain, welcome to Karachi ??
— ز (@Ansarrriii) August 21, 2017
They couldn’t believe, one minute it was a blazing sun and the next moment there was an army of clouds approaching
Taez dhoop just a few minutes ago and now rain pouring down hard #Karachi
— ✈ف.F✈ (@TheThinkingBird) August 21, 2017
I swear it was extremely hot and sunny just 15 minutes ago. Now it's totally cloudy and about to rain. Karachi and its mood swings.
— Faisal. (@OneAndOnlyCFC) August 21, 2017
This is how Karachi’s sky looked last night.
— Ali Raad (@AliRaad_33) August 21, 2017
And for some, Monday got a whole lot better.
— Osama Siddiqui (@OsamaSiddiqui33) August 21, 2017
But then… things took a darker turn
— Saad ?? (@PTI_Tiger_Saad) August 21, 2017
— Haider Ali (@iHAIDERALI) August 21, 2017
People started tweeting to K Electric on the bijli situation.
— BecharaPaki (@FK2k13) August 21, 2017
But all the quick responsiveness of K-Electric was bekaar in front of the massive rainstorm that was happening
Teams are working non-stop for re-energisation. Complete normalisation may take some time
— KE (@KElectricPk) August 21, 2017
No bijli, no bijli, no bijli..
— Muhammad Nafeel Zaki (@NAFEELZAKI) August 21, 2017
After the rain, there are unwanted smells around the city
— Hareem Sajjad (@hareem_sajjad) August 21, 2017
The streets are flooded and people’s vehicles are ruined
And the rain that people were celebrating has taken some lives
Eight dead, seven injured in rain-related incidents in #Karachi
— ARY News (@ARYNEWSOFFICIAL) August 22, 2017
Not what we actually wanted from the rain 🙁
— JAAG TV (@JaagAlerts) August 22, 2017
And it’s still raining, in some parts of the city, btw
rain starts in bahria town, just near Karachi
— Khalid khi (@khalid_pk) August 22, 2017
Karachi’s Mayor has put out emergency contact numbers, in case something unfortunate happens.
— Wasim Akhtar (@wasimakhtar1955) August 21, 2017
Stay safe, Karachi.
Heavy rain in Karachi – several old trees uprooted in last night's storm pic.twitter.com/ra2dFWETi0
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) August 22, 2017
People of Karachi have their sense of humor intact in this rather dreary time
— Rafi™ ?? (@rafi_jafri) August 22, 2017
According to the Met department, this spell of rain will continue till Wednesday.
So, stay tight, the whole country’s with you.
— Syed Murtaza Quadri (@smquk) August 22, 2017
The city may look beautiful but it’s become literal hell for many. Stay safe, Karachi walo.
Cover image via: dawn.com