Rain rain, come again!

In Karachi’s streets even the mourners turn their faces skywards to the rain and falling leaves. Between sheets of water, indistinct figures dance together.
Kamila Shamsie – Kartography

A flooded Shara-e-Faisal

So the first sign of a heavy rainfall (by Karachi’s standards) was the power breakdown. After that it was water all over. Only yesterday I was arguing with someone that it is not going to rain now since the monsoon season has gone away without any proper showers. So anyway, an hour and half into the rain and shara-e-faisal was flooded. At least in the nursery area it was. The Met office forcasts rain for another two weeks. Lets see what happens.

These are some of the pictures I took while on road in the morning.

A corolla making waves in the rain water – haven’t seen that in a while

What a rain!

Children playing in rain water in the Navy area visible from the main Shara-e-Faisal ( I know it’s not clear)

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears

– Celine Dion – A New Day Has Come

2 Comments so far

  1. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on September 10th, 2005 @ 4:24 pm

    The people at Met office are more like Palm readers they look out the window and see the rain coming down and then issue a City-wide rain prediction. WOW professional.

    As i write this comment, the sun has come out with some patches of blue. Two weeks or two hours of rain. what a prediction !!! ;) lets hope Karachi does not drown with the two weeks of forcast as a simple 4 hour downpour has us in knee deep shit

  2. Mohummed (unregistered) on September 12th, 2005 @ 12:10 pm

    Rain is a blessing from Allah , but the main problem in Karachi is that we dont have a proper & adeqate rain water drainage system as there is in middle east & europe. I have never seen waves of rain water on Jeddah’s roads until there was a severe rain. this rain drainage system is different from sewage system & runs separately from it. all the rain water is than collected to one place which is under the city’s municipal administration. this water is than used 4 agricultural purposes as it is not infectious.
    all big cities have a separate rain water management department . karachi should also do that.

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