Rain relieves Lahoris from hot spell
By Amir Nafees
LAHORE: Rain in Lahore ended a spell of humidity and relieved city residents for a while on Friday.
Though the rain did not decrease temperature as much as it did on Thursday, the slightly cooler weather helped people who were suffering from the heat. The rain was followed by wind which made the weather more pleasant and many families were seen going to the city’s parks and the zoo.
The rain flooded many roads in Lahore and created muddy ponds and pools. The Meteorological Department said the weather would remain partly cloudy with chances of thunderstorm and rain during the next 24 hours. The monsoons will end within the next few days and soon the weather will be more pleasant.
Scattered rainstorms are predicted in Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, DG Khan, Multan and Bahawalpur, and thunderstorms and rain are predicted in Rawalpindi and Gujranwala.
The maximum temperature in Lahore was 32 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 28 degrees Celsius. Humidity was 82 percent in the morning and 75 percent in the evening. 4 millimetres of rain fell at the Lahore Airport, and in Sialkot, Kakul and Mianwali, 19 mm in Lahore, 19 mm in Islamabad, 9 mm in Multan, 26 mm at Islamabad Airport, 2 mm in Kalam and Rawalkot, and 1 mm in Muzaffarabad and Zhob. The Flood Forecast Department said except for low floods in some parts of rivers Indus and Chenab all rivers were flowing normally.