WATCH: Nature pelts Karachi with hailstones amid light rain

— Madiha Batul

KARACHI: Citizens of Karachi were in for a pleasant surprise at the sudden change in weather as several areas of the city received light rain and moderate hail on Friday.

According to reports, there was light rain in the areas of Orangi, Sarjani, New Karachi, North Karachi, Gulistan Johar, Gulshan Mimar and Port Qasim under the influence of western wave.

Meteorologist Jawad Memon told. Geo News That rain clouds have formed in the south-southeast of the city.

People of Model Colony in Malir also reported hailstorm and sleet in the area.

What is the cause of hailstorm in Karachi?

According to Memon, high-altitude thunderclouds form under a westerly wind system. He said that at this time the temperature at the upper surface is very low which turns the rain drops into ice crystals.

Memon added that these ice crystals become so large and heavy that they fall like hail.

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