Mid-day rain ends mugginess for now


Despite a muggy morning on Tuesday, the weather turned pleasant on Tuesday afternoon when the city received a heavy downpour.
The Met Office says the current spell of showers is expected to continue for two more days. The midday heavy rain ended the hot and humid conditions prevailing in the city for the last two days.
Besides bringing a relief from mugginess, the rain however caused acute traffic mess in various areas of the city as many roads remained inundated for hours after the downpour.
The Canal Road and Ferozpur Road were the worst hit where the underpasses had been flooded with the rainwater causing acute traffic jams.
The Kamla Chowk was also inundated and the already slow traffic because of flyover construction remained stuck for hours.
However, the pleasant evening lured people out to their homes and markets and public parks witnessed an unusual hustle and bustle.
The low-lying areas were baldy affected by the rain and the WASA men took hours to drain the rainwater. In areas such as Mozang, Temple Road, Ichra, Gulberg, Muslim Town and Garden Town, the water could not be drained out for hours after the rain.
According to Met Office, 85 percent humidity was recorded on Saturday morning and 76 percent in the evening while the maximum temperature recorded in the City was 37 degrees Celsius. An average 24 millimetres rain was recorded in Lahore.
The Met office predicted scattered rain with isolated heavy rainfalls in upper Punjab including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Kohat, Hazara divisions and Kashmir.