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Hailstones During Mild Rain Pop Up in Karachi

Karachiites were pleasantly surprised over sudden change in weather.

According to reports, Orangi, Surjani, New Karachi, North Karachi, Gulistan-e-Jauher, Gulshan-e-Maymar, and Port Qasim areas received light rain and Hailstones under the influence of a westerly wave.

People from Malir’s Model Colony also reported hail and heavy rain in the area.

What caused hailstones to form over Karachi?

According to Memon, thunderclouds formed at high altitudes under the westerly wind system. “Temperature at the upper level is very low at this time which turns raindrops into ice crystals,” he said.

Memon added that these ice crystals become so large and heavy that they fall as hailstones.

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