Here comes the rain
I was just about to go to sleep, but I thought I might as well post an update on the weather before I do. My earlier wish of winter gracing the city may be granted soon by the looks of it, because the heavens have just stated to pour here in my part of Karachi. It’s been quite a steady down pour now for the last 10 minutes at least, and it seems to be getting heavier as I type.
This wasn’t entirely unexpected with the cloudy outlook that prevailed for much of the day today, but is nevertheless inconsistent with the forecasts coming out of my Google meteorological updates! May well be a chilly dawn coming morning now, and we’ll doubtless come across some amount of inundated roads too as we head off for school or work. Rain is considered a blessing in many cultures and traditions, but we all know how well our city is designed to cope with even a little more then modicum amount of it (sample 1, sample 2), so let us hope it remains a blessing and is not turned into a curse.
Update at 2:24 AM: The rain has now subsided, wasn’t a very extended spell after all. I suppose now it is time to wait and see the effects of it in the morning (if indeed any of the tall claims made by the powers-to-be after the last rain spell have been put into action or not), don’t forget to share any first hand experiences in the comments. Good night for now.
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