LAHORE - The City received torrential rain on Monday, making weather pleasant by causing considerable decrease in the mercury level. Lahore received 18 mm rain. Short bursts of heavy rains and windy conditions provided respite to the heat-stricken people. The experts have predicted the wet spell to continue during the next couple of days. The rains started in afternoon and continued intermittently till evening. The rains added to the woes and miseries of motorists and pedestrians as the rainwater accumulated on important City roads. The rainwater on roadsides and slippery conditions caused massive traffic jams on a number of roads. 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 39 degree Celsius and 27 C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 60 per cent, which increased to 83 per cent in the evening. People came out of their houses in the evening to enjoy pleasant change in weather. Major parks and picnic spots in the City attracted a large number of people including women and children in the evening. A great rush was witnessed at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Racecourse Park, Jallo Park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Lahore Zoo and other picnic spots in the City in the evening. According to the experts, a monsoon low has developed over northwest Bay of Bengal. Sundays trough of westerly wave over north of the country has moved slightly eastwards. Marked seasonal low lies over northeast Balochistan and adjoining areas. Southwest monsoon current is reaching Punjab upto 300 feet. Monsoon activity is likely to increase with moderate to heavy falls at isolated places of Kashmir, north and northeast Punjab. Local meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of rain for the City during the next 24 hours. Met office has forecast scattered rains for Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Rawalpindi and D G Khan divisions and Kashmir. Rains are also expected over isolated places of NWFP. On Monday, Mandi Bahauddin received 44 mm rain, Mangla 7 mm, sialkot 6 mm, Jhelum 1 mm while Rahim Yar Khan and Astore received traces of rain.