Downpour in Lahore brings an end to hot, humid weather

 Heavy downpour with thunder and wind lashed the provincial capital on Tuesday as monsoon season is about to end with weather showing signs changes after current spell of rains helped ending the sweltering heat which was made unbearable by extremely high level of humidity.

Parts of the city, started receiving rain around 3am which later spread to other areas. However, heaviest rain was recorded in the eastern parts including Tajpura, Mughalpura, DHA and others.

The maximum amount of rain recorded so far was 136mm in Tajpura, while Airport and Gulberg too receiving over 60mm of rain.

The latest spell of rains is a product of the monsoon currents from Bay of Bengal and a westerly which converged over the upper and central parts of the country while also affecting the eastern parts of Sindh.

Hence, the permanent change in weather after the monsoon season was imminent for two reasons: firstly, it is mid-September and, secondly, the westerly brought cooler winds.

Earlier on Monday, the maximum amount of rain was recorded in Nagarparkar [Sindh] 132mm followed by Kaloi 50, Thatta 47, Mithi 44 and Badin 41.

The Met Office in its latest advisory says a low pressure area (LPA) is located over Southeast of Rajasthan (India) and likely to move south westwards during next 48 hours, which will bring rain/ thundershowers with wind lower Sindh and eastern parts of Balochistan from Monday to Wednesday.

During the said period, Thatta, Badin, Sujawal, Umerkot, Tharparkar and Mirpurkhas in Sindh may receive isolated heavy rainfalls.

However, the spell will affect Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, northern and eastern Punjab as well as upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday to Thursday.


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