Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thunderstorm in Islamabad turns day into night

Today while I was asleep in the afternoon, my son came and wake me, removing the curtains, saying it was time for evening prayers. Outside it was dark with street lights on. When I got up, he told me that he was just joking about the time. In fact it was only 6 PM but there was a severe thunderstorm outside which had turned the day into night. I laid my hand on the camera and took a few shots (one of them as above).

The wind was so strong that it was difficult to go out and stand in the open. So I took photos from inside the hose behind the window. The windstorm was followed by a downpour, which brought the mercury down quite a few degrees. This was a welcome sign as we have been having very high temperatures for the past few days and rain was needed badly to bring us some relief.

3 comments:

Nabeel Zafar said...

That kind of weather is welcomed in Lahore however elders say that its not a good change.

Shirazi said...

We could not feel the thunder but had a dust storm here in Lahore.

jalalHB said...

There is always some fun living on heights - Lahore lies too low to have charms like islo.