Heavy downpour on Friday in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad provided a much needed relief to the fasting citizens. People were seen in great numbers in mosques for Juma tul Wida as the holy month of Ramadan approaches to an end.
The rain continued intermittently during the night and downpour of 23 millimetres was recorded in the morning. The temperature dropped from 30 C to 25 C turning the weather pleasant, following which power cuts were also reduced due to less use of air conditioners.
An official of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) said, “If demand of electricity goes down, power cuts will automatically reduce and fewer complaints of electricity shortage.”
The Met office has predicted more rains leading up to Eid holidays, when people will be in their native towns and villages to celebrate the religious festival with their loved ones.
However, residents living in low lying areas of Rawalpindi faced difficulties as rain water accumulated in streets. The local administration has taken precautionary steps in case water rises in Nullah Lai and causes flooding which passes through the city.