LAHORE - Various parts of the country including the City received intermittent rain on Monday, making weather pleasant by considerably decreasing the mercury level. Lahore received 15mm rain. The experts have predicted the wet spell to continue during the next 2-3 days. The rains over the catchments areas of main rivers increased inflow at major reservoirs, Tarbela and Mangla Dams. On Monday, water level at Tarbela and Mangla lakes reached 1382.64 feet and 111.90ft respectively. However, the rains and strong winds damaged standing wheat crop in plains of Punjab. In Lahore, the rain started Sunday night and continued intermittent throughout the day on Monday. The wet conditions brought pleasant change in weather by decreasing mercury level that was continuously rising due to persistent dry weather. The rains added to the woes and miseries of motorists and pedestrians as the rainwater inundated on roadsides. The inundated rainwater on roadsides and slippery conditions of roads caused frequent traffic jams on a number of City roads including The Mall. Several incidents of skidding of motorcycles were also reported from different parts of the City. On Monday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 25 degree Celsius and 16C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 71 per cent, which increased to 89 per cent in the evening. According to the experts, Sundays trough of westerly wave over the upper parts of the country continues to persist on Monday. Local meteorological department has forecast cloudy weather with chances of rain for the City during the next 24 hours. Met office has forecast intermittent rains for NWFP, Northern Areas, Kashmir and Punjab. Heavy rains have been predicted at isolated places of Kashmir and Malakand division. Gusty winds of moderate intensity will also blow in plains. On Monday, Mandi Bahauddin received 52mm rain, Dir 30mm, Murree 22mm, Muzaffarabad 21mm, Rawlakot and Garhi Dupatta 20mm each, Balakot and Kakul 16mm each, Pattan 15mm, Kalam and Chitral 12mm each, Mirkhani 11mm, Islamabad and Kotli 8mm each, Saidu Sharif 6mm, Lower Dir and Bahawalnagar 5mm each, Bahawalpur, Multan and Jhelum 2mm each, Faisalabad, Astore, Mangla, Okara and Bahawalpur 1mm each while Sahiwal, Toba Tek Singh, D I Khan, Sialkot and Drosh received traces of rain.