Rain disrupts life

LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Tuesday with experts predicting the wet spell to continue intermittently during the current week.  The rains disturbed routine life by causing inundation on roads, portion of roads and roadsides, power outages and frequent traffic jams.

In Lahore, overcast conditions, winds and scattered showers caused decrease in the mercury level, providing relief to the people from the prevailing muggy weather. The relief, however, was short lived as high humidity after the rains made the weather sultry that caused people to sweat profusely.  Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 34 degree Celsius and 28C respectively.  According to the experts, monsoon current from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are penetrating upper parts of the country and likely to continue during coming days. A fresh trough of westerly wave lies over Northeast Afghanistan.  Under the influence of these weather systems; rain-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir till Sunday. Light to moderate rain-thundershowers are also expected at isolated places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan divisions), Punjab (Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Multan, DG Khan and Bahawalpur divisions) Balochistan (Zhob and Kalat divisions), Sindh (Mirpurkhas division), FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Isolated heavy falls are also expected in Hazara, Malakand, Mardan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions Islamabad and Kashmir from Wednesday-(today) to Saturday.

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