LAHORE Parts of the country including the City received heavy downpour on Monday, bringing the life to a standstill by causing urban flooding, massive traffic jams and disturbing schedule of air and rail traffic. Lahore received 131 mm rain at Upper Mall, 124 mm at Airport, 116 mm at Misri Shah, 90 mm at Jail Road and 78 mm at Shahdara. The experts have forecast more rains during the next couple of days. The rains started early morning and continued with varying intensities till the evening. The heaviest rain of the ongoing monsoon submerged roads and streets in urban localities including Lahore into knee deep water and it took hours to sanitation agencies and tehsil municipal administration to clear inundated rainwater after stoppage of rains. The inundated rainwater on roads added to the woes and miseries of motorists and pedestrians. Massive traffic jams were witnessed on a number of important arteries till the evening. The heavy rains also brought a pleasant change in weather by causing a considerable decrease in the mercury level. In Lahore, the rains started at 4:40am and continued with varying intensities till the evening. Rains started heavily at 6:10am and continued for hours, submerging roads and streets not only in low lying areas but also in several posh localities into lakes and ponds, much to the agony of motorists and pedestrians. Accumulation of water on roads, especially the branch roads, caused the motorists to sweat even during rains as their vehicles were broken down. Lack of proper drainage system caused closure of a number of underpasses for vehicles for several hours that resulted into worst traffic mess on the thoroughfare. The premier sanitation agency Wasa failed to clear inundated rainwater from roads and streets even hours after stoppage of rains. In several localities, the rainwater could not be drained out till late at night. The situation was worst at Liberty Market, Centre Point, Firdous Market, various areas of DHA, Shadman, Gaddafi Stadium, Tajpura, Qartaba Chowk, portions of Multan Road especially Thokar Niaz Baig, Multan Chungi and Shahnoor, Punjab Housing Society, Kashmir Road, Davis Road, Shahra-i-Fatima Jinnah, GPO Chowk, Qartaba Chowk, Chowk Nakhuda, Aziz Road, Do Moria Pul, Sheranwala Gate, Misri Shah, Farooq Gunj, Main Boulevard Allama Iqbal town, Lakshami Chowk, MM Alam Road, Garhi Shahu, Jorey Pul, Muslim Town and Shah Jamal. Heat stricken Lahorites took a sigh of relief as the rains and windy conditions brought a pleasant change in weather by causing decrease in the daytime temperature. Lahore Canal attracted a large number of people including children during the rains. Youths were seen enjoying the rainfall by swimming in the mud coloured canal water. People come out of their houses after Iftar to enjoy pleasant change in weather. Major parks and picnic spots in the City attracted a large number of people including women and children. Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Racecourse Park, Bagh-e-Jinnah, Jallo Park, Sozo Park, Lahore Zoo and other picnic spots attracted a large number of people in the evening. Massive traffic jams were also witnessed on the arteries in the close vicinity of these picnic spots. On Monday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 25.5 degree Celsius and 23.5 C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning and evening was recorded 96 per cent. Local meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of more rains for the city during the next 24 hours.