Our earth is a unique planet because it is the only living planet. It rotates on its axis at the speed of 1660 Km per hour around the sun. This revolution around the sun brings changes in seasons. The inclination or tilt of the earth also helps in the change of the seasons. There are different lengths of daylight at different times of the year for these seasons.
Pakistan has many as six seasons, the summer, the rain, the autumn, the early winter, the winter, and the spring. Each season is rough of 2 months duration. Pakistan is a vast country and has many types of climates but primarily it is a hot and tropical country. The summer season begins from the month of April and lasts till the end of June.
During the summer season, the days are long and nights short because the sun is right ovet the country. The days are very hot and the heat is sometimes unbearable. Activity on the fields and farms is much reduced. People sweat a lot and feel thirsty and get tired early with the slightest labor. People enjoy cold drinks, cold water, ice-creams etc. There are many types of fruits available during the season which include mangoes, lichis, melons, watermelons, apricot, pears, peaches, cherries etc. But it is also the season of many dreaded diseases like cholera, malaria, measles, dysentery etc. The mosquitoes menace is also there. [the_ad id=”17141″]Thus it is a season with mixed blessings. The rainy season follows the summer and begins from winds. The onset of monsoon is from June first. Rains bring welcome relief from heat and dust. by early July monsoon rains cover the whole of Pakistan. There are black and grey clouds in the sky and the sky is hardly visible. The rain is accompanied by thunder and lightning. sometimes rain continues for days together and there are floods in many parts of the country. The tanks, pools, lakes, and rivers are full and begin to overflow. The paths and places become muddy and sicky. It is the season when cuckoo, papiha and such other birds delight the hearer. Plants and trees, bathed in rain water, look bright and the earth is covered with green grass. The farmers again become busy and there is lot of activity in the fields. The disease like malaria, dysentery etc break out during this season. Pakistan is an agricultural country, where much depends on rains. When rains are good and in plenty, it augurs well for the country and people feel very happy.
As the autumn approaches, the clouds disappear from the sky and temperatures begin to fall. During the period many kinds of trees shed their leaves. Autumn soon gives way to early winter and the weather becomes delightfully cool and comfortable. The seasons of autumn and early winter are comparatively of shorter duration and soon the winter sets in.[the_ad id=”17142″]
The winter season begins from the end of November and lasts till the middle of February. Gradually, the temperature drops very low. People wear heavy warm cloths to protect themselves from dry cold winds. The days are short and nights long. The poor in villages sit by fire to protect themselves from biting cold. It is the season of much activity and labour. Rich people enjoy dry fruits while the poor relish many types of sweets prepared with jaggery or raw sugar and sesame seeds and peanuts. During this season wheat, barley, gram, mustard etc. are grown. It is also the season to enjoy dates, oranges, apples, hot coffee and tea. There are many types of vegetables at cheap rates available during winter. The digestion is good during winter and so people enjoy much eating and good rest at night. There is also heavy snow fall on mountains.
Spring is the king of all seasons. It is the best season when the climate is very pleasant with cool breeze all around full of fragrance. The trees and plants put forth fresh leaves and there are flowers in plenty. Birds sing sweetly and butterflies are at their best. It is the season of colors, fragrance, merrymaking and enjoyment.