LAHORE - Scattered showers occurred in various parts of Punjab yesterday, disturbing routine life by causing inundation, massive traffic jams, power outages and severe water shortage in the capital city.

Lahore alone received 13mm rain while experts have forecast more rains during the next couple of days.

After a hot and humid day till at noon, strong winds started blowing that followed by rains. Bursts of downpour submerged roads and streets in several localities into knee deep water.

The rainwater added to the woes of motorists and pedestrians. Massive traffic jams were witnessed on a number of important arteries including The Mall.

Several incidents of skidding of motorcycles were also reported from various parts of the city.

Overcast conditions, winds and rains caused considerable decrease in the mercury level, providing relief to the people from the prevailing muggy weather.

Maximum and minimum temperature in the city was recorded 32 degree Celsius and 22 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 73 percent.

According to experts, seasonal low lies over north Balochistan. Weak monsoon currents are penetrating upper parts of the country. Shallow westerly wave is still affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next 2-3 days.

Rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places of Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar divisions, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country.