LAHORE - The city received scattered rains yesterday, disturbing life as the rainwater inundated roads in several localities.

Experts have forecast more rains with intervals during the next 2-3 days.

Downpour in the main city submerged roads and streets into knee deep water, adding to the woes and miseries of motorists and pedestrians in the afternoon.

Massive traffic jams were witnessed on a number of roads including The Mall.

Overcast conditions, winds and rains caused considerable decrease in the mercury level, providing much needed respite to the Lahoris from the muggy weather persisting for the last 3-4 days. Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 37 degree Celsius and 28C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 79 percent.

According to experts, a trough of westerly wave lies over north Afghanistan and adjoining Pakistan. A seasonal low lies over north Balochistan. Monsoon currents are also penetrating upper and central parts of the country.

Local meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of rain for the City during the next 2-3 days.

Met office has forecast rain-thunderstorm/windstorm at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan divisions), FATA, Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir and at isolated places in South Punjab (Multan, Sahiwal, DG Khan, Bahawalpur divisions), Kalat and Makran divisions.

Jhelum received 48mm rain, Rawalpindi 36mm, Islamabad 26mm, Chachro 22mm, Kotli 21mm, Chakwal 11mm, Mangla 08mm, Gilgit and Malamjabba 07mm each, Mirkhani and Lahore 06mm each, Muzaffarabad 05mm, Balakot02, Kamra and Khuzdar 02mm each, Gujranwala, Skardu and Murree 01mm each.