Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Rain brings respite for NWFP residents

PESHAWAR: Light showers that lashed the provincial capital and the adjacent areas on Sunday afternoon brought a pleasant change in the weather as the maximum temperature came down to 31 degrees Centigrade with 74 per cent humidity in the air. The intermittent rain, which continued till evening, washed away dust and provided respite from air pollution besides scorching heat at least for the time being. The local Met Office had recorded four millimetres of rain with a forecast of more rain today. Reports of rain were also received from other parts of the province including Swat, Dir, Risalpur, Mardan, Nowshera, Kohat, Bannu, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Hangu, Kurram and Waziristan agencies. The dwellers enjoyed the cloudy weather early in the day as bazaars and shopping centres remained busy with crowds of customers while air-conditioners remained switched off due to the pleasant weather and cold winds. However, in Swat district rains caused causalities as eight people were killed in rain-related incidents besides damage to properties. The rain and hailstorm also damaged the standing crops in North Waziristan.

The News International

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