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.
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 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.