Thundershower turns weather pleasant in twin cities

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ISLAMABAD, July 8 (APP): The twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi and their adjoining areas received thundershower on Friday night, turning the weather pleasant after the residents faced hot and humid weather conditions throughout the day with around maximum temperature of 39øC.

People were seemed joyous as they celebrated the Eid in much comfortable weather conditions as compared to the past in the sizzling month of June.

The shower had welcomed the Eidul Fitr in morning of the first day (Wednesday) and also bade farewell to it in evening of the third day.

On third day of Eid, a large number of people thronged popular recreational spots to enjoy the happy occasion of Eidul Fitr.

Rawal Lake View Park, Fatima Jinnah Park, Shakarparian, Daman-e-Koh, Rawal Dam and Pir Sohawa in the capital and Nawaz Sharif Park, Ayub Park, Safari Park, Race Course and Jinnah Park in Rawalpindi were packed with people enjoying the Eid festivities.

“It’s really very exciting to enjoy Eid at the aesthetically developed recreational spot,” said Zaheer Ahmed, who came to Rawal Lake View Park along with his family.

“We had a lot of fun and we also cooked meal here,” said Muhammad Qasim, who was at Pir Sohawa with his friends to enjoy the scenic beauty there.

There was very little transport on the road and taxi drivers were charging exorbitantly, yet many people managed to reach the recreational spots to enjoy the Eid.

“It is nice to visit picnic spots on Eid days as they have more attraction for the visitors as compared to normal days,” said Naeem Khan, a student enjoying Eid festivity at Nawaz Sharif Park.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has also predicted rain and dust-thunderstorm with isolated heavy-falls accompanied by windstorm at scattered places in the twin cities besides Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan divisions, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Kashmir for Saturday morning.