LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Monday with experts predicting more rains during the next couple of days.

Scattered rain-thundershower with isolated heavy falls occurred in Sargodha, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sahiwal, Bannu and Peshawar divisions. Gilgit-Baltistan and Bahawalpur division received rains at isolated places.

River Indus at Guddu is in very high flood level. River Indus at Kalabagh, Chashma, Sukkur and River Kabul at Nowshera are in high flood level. River Indus at Taunsa is in medium flood level. River Indus at Tarbela, Kotri and River Ravi at Sidhnai are in low flood level. In Lahore, patches of clouds, continuously blowing winds and scattered showers caused decrease in the mercury level, providing much needed respite to the people from the prevailing sultry weather.

Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 33 degree Celsius and 23 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 92 percent.

The rains, though light, added to the woes of motorists and pedestrians as rainwater inundated on portions of roads and roadsides. Frequent traffic jams were witnessed at major City roads due to inundation of rainwater. Several incidents of skidding of motorcycles were also reported from various parts of the City.

Experts say well marked seasonal low lies over northwest Balochistan and its adjoining areas. Under its influence, monsoon currents are penetrating upper parts of the country and likely to continue in coming days.

The Meteorological Department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of rains for Lahore during the next couple of days. Rain-thundershower is expected at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, upper FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and at isolated places in Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Bannu and DI Khan divisions.

Isolated heavy falls are expected in Malaknad, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions and Kashmir during the period.

On Monday, Mianwali received 139mm rain, Joharabad 86mm, Chakwal 40mm, Islamabad 39mm, Balakot and Murree 33mm each, Garhiduppata 27mm, Faisalabad 26mm, Noorpurthal 20mm, Parachinar 18mm, Muzaffarabad 17mm,Mandibahudin16mm, Kotli 15mm,Sarghodha, Rawalpindi and Kakul 11mm each, Jhang, Gujranwala and Bannu 10mm each, Malamjabba and Lahore 08mm each.