Lahore Receives First Moderate but Scattered Monsoon


LAHORE: According to a news source, on Monday, The city received moderate but scattered rain. While the Met office predicted similar weather conditions for the next 24 hours.

Further, the rain started early in the morning and continued in intervals in various city localities. The rain also slowed down traffic on city roads resulting in traffic jams at various points especially at most of the city’s underpasses.

Managing Director WASA Syed Zahid Aziz and his team while other officials of the district administration as well as LWMC were in the field and cleared the stagnant rainwater from the roads. MD WASA also visited all the disposal stations of the city to inspect their work. He also directed the field teams to remain alert in case of more rains.

On the other hand, Met officials said strong monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal were penetrating in upper and lower parts of the country while a Shallow westerly wave was also present over upper parts of the country. They predicted that partly cloudy weather was expected in upper and central parts with chances of rain-wind/thundershower and gusty winds were expected in Kashmir, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and Sindh. Heavy falls were also expected in Upper Punjab, Kashmir and Upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa at isolated places during the period.

Rainfall was also recorded at several cities including Sialkot (Airport 198, City 123), Noorpur Thal, Jhelum 98, Jhang 92, Mangla 70, Narowal 67, Gujrat 63, Toba Tek Singh 60, Mandi Bahauddin 50, Gujranwala 57, Hafizabad 36, Kasur 26, Murree 21, Chakwal 20, Rawalpindi (Chaklala 20, Shamsabad 09), Islamabad (Bokra 08, Saidpur 07, Zero Point 06, Golra 04), Joharabad 12, Faisalabad 06, Sargodha (City 04), Kakul 175, Saidu Sharif 104.

Monday’s highest maximum temperature was recorded at Nokkundi where the mercury reached 47°C while in Lahore it was 30.2°C and the minimum was 28.4°C.

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