ISLAMABAD - Rain in capital early morning of Sunday ended the weeks-long dry spell and brought a pleasant change in the weather, while setting a stage for winter season to arrive.
The drizzling started early morning lead to heavy downpour and continued for an hour, bringing a pleasant change in the weather and helping majority of the people to get rid of the viral diseases. People thronged the recreational spots including Daman-e-Koh, Pir Sohawa, Lake View Park, Rawal Lake, Shakarparian, Rose and Jasmine Garden and Fatima Jinnah Park (F-9) to enjoy the weather.
The change in weather has also increased sale of snacks like Pakoras, Samosas, Jalebi, chicken corn soup, green tea and coffee in all main markets of the city, including the F-10 Markaz, Aabpara, Super and Jinnah Super Markets.
Saqib, a visitor to Pir Sohawa expressed his delight on the change in weather, saying that, "Rain has made the weather pleasant and this mid season is my favourite one for planning trip and bar b cue parties".
"I would visit the hilly areas this winter to enjoy snowfall and beauties of natural scenes", he said.
The northern hilly areas of the country receive snowfall in winter, which is the source of attraction for the local and foreign tourists while residents of the twin cities visit Murree to enjoy beauty of nature.
The fall in mercury has also increased the sale of warm clothes, quilts and blankets in different markets. The weather experts have forecast mainly dry weather for most parts of the country during the next 24 hours.
However there were chances of isolated rain-thunderstorm in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The synoptic situation says that a shallow westerly trough was affecting upper parts of the country and likely to move eastward during next 24 hours.