LAHORE The City received a heavy downpour on Friday, putting normal routine life to a standstill by causing worst flooding, massive traffic disruption, uprooting trees and disturbing schedule of air- and -rail-traffic. The City received 84mm rain at the Jail Road and 66mm at the Allama Iqbal Airport. The rains started at noon and continued for over three hours, submerging roads and streets in the entire City in knee deep water. The premier sanitation agency WASA once again miserably failed to drain out rainwater from the City roads even till late at night. Not only the branch roads, but also major arteries in the City were presenting looks of ponds and lakes. Though the Wasa had posted its men on main arteries, including The Mall, to guide motorists toward portions of City with comparatively less water, many vehicles broke down due to excessive inundation. The Wasa men, however, provided helping hand to the poor motorists in pushing broken down vehicles out of lakes. Lack of proper drainage system caused closure of a number of underpasses for several hours that resulted into worst traffic mess on the thoroughfare. The situation was worst at Main Boulevard Gulberg including Liberty Market and Centre Point, Firdous Market, various areas of DHA, Shadman, Gaddafi Stadium, Tajpura, Qartaba Chowk, portions of Multan Road especially Thokar Niaz Baig, Multan Chungi, Said Pur and Shahnoor, Punjab Housing Society, EME, Kashmir Road, Sir Agha Khan Road, Shahra-i-Fatima Jinnah, Abbot Road, Anarkali, Nila Gumbad, GPO Chowk, Qartaba Chowk, Chowk Nakhuda, Lakshami Chowk, Aziz Road, Do Moria Pul, Sheranwala Gate, Misri Shah, Farooq Gunj, Main Boulevard Allama Iqbal Town, MM Alam Road, Garhi Shahu, Jorey Pul, Muslim Town, Shah Kamal, Garden Town, Rivaz Garden and Shah Jamal. Therains and windy conditions provided relief to the Lahorites by causing decrease in the daytime temperature. 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 Friday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 30 degree Celsius and 26.8 C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 85 per cent which increased to 100 per cent in the evening. According to the experts, a trough of westerly wave persists over Kashmir and adjoining areas. Seasonal low lies over northwest Balochistan. Monsoon current from Arabian Sea is penetrating Punjab and Kashmir up to 5000 feet. Local meteorological department has forecast cloudy weather with chances of more rains for the City during the next 24 hours. Met office has forecast fairly widespread rains with heavy to heavier falls at isolated places of Punjab, Kashmir, Sindh and Khyber PK. On Friday, Sukkar received 99 mm rain, Okara 60 mm, Sialkot 51 mm, Kotli 46 mm, Islamabad, Badin and Sahiwal 42 mm each, Sargodha 32 mm, Jhelum 31 mm, Risalpur 30 mm, Murree 29 mm, Chakwal 27 mm, Mangla and Mandi Bahauddin 25 mm each, Rawlakot and Lower Dir 24 mm each, cherat 23 mm, Jacobabad 22 mm, Garhi Dupatta and Hyderabad 15 mm each, Malamjabba 14 mm, Kakul 12 mm, Muzaffarabad 11 mm, Rohri 10 mm, Saidu Sharif and Skardu 09 mm each, Bahawalpur 08 mm, Balakot and Chhor 04 mm each, Joharabad and Astore 03 mm each, Dir and Mithi 02 mm each, Pattan, Khuzdar, Nawabshah and Peshawar 01 mm each while Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Karachi received traces of rain.