There was a brief hailstorm in Islamabad yesterday afternoon.
First, dark clouds covered the sky and there was some rumbling and flashes of lightening.
Then hail stones began raining down in earnest and like me, many people could be seen snapping photographs of the cold, icy balls.
It was a brief shower and was soon over. The hail stones also melted quickly.
I read somewhere that hailstones can be as large as oranges and grapefruits but mercifully, these hail stones were the size of peas and grapes.
Can you imagine getting hit on the head by a hailstone the size of a grapefruit?