LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities yesterday, disturbing routine life by causing urban flooding, traffic jams, electricity outages and water shortage.

Rain-thunderstorm occurred with gusty winds at isolated places of Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Bannu, Kohat, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Quetta divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Rains and strong winds disturbed normal routine life in major cities by causing urban flooding, hours’ long power breakdown and water shortage. Inundated rainwater caused massive traffic jams in urban areas.

In Lahore, strong winds started blowing in the afternoon that followed by rains, submerging roads and streets in knee deep water.

Like the last day, even 11mm rains exposed capability of Wasa as it took hours to the premier sanitation agency to clear roads from inundated rainwater. Massive traffic jams were witnessed at major roads due to water-logging.

Localities along the route of under construction Orange Line Metro Train were the worst affected areas.

On the other hand, patches of clouds, strong winds and rains made weather pleasant by causing decrease in temperature. Maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 36 degree Celsius and 23C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 60 percent.

According to experts, weak seasonal low lies over Northeast Balochistan. A weak westerly trough lies over upper parts of the country.  Met department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of rains/gusty winds for Lahore during the next couple of days.