LAHORE - The City received downpour on Thursday afternoon, disturbing normal routine life by submerging a number of important thoroug-hfares. The rains added to the woes and miseries of motorists and pedestrians as the inundated rainwater on roads and roadsides caused massive traffic jams till the evening. Several incidents of skidding of motorcycles were also reported from various parts of the City. The rains provided some respite to the Lahorites from prevailing harsh weather conditions by causing considerable decrease in the mercury level. However, clearing of sky after the stoppage of rain again turned the weather muggy causing the Lahorites to sweat in the evening. On Thursday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 34.7 degree Celsius and 28.3C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 89 per cent, which decreased to 82 per cent in the evening. According to the experts, seasonal low lies over north Balochistan and adjoining areas. Weak southwest monsoon current from Arabian Sea is penetrating sub mountainous areas of Punjab and Kashmir up to 5,000 feet. Shallow trough of westerly wave is moving across northeast Afghanistan and adjoining areas. Local meteorological department has forecast cloudy weather with chances of rain in the City during the next 24 hours. Met office has forecast scattered rain with isolated heavy falls for north Punjab, Khyber PK and Kashmir. Met office has also forecast isolated rains for south Punjab, southeast Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan. On Thursday, Dir received 25mm rain, Sialkot 21mm, Islamabad 11mm, Khanpur, Kotli and Cherat 4mm each, Parachinar and Lahore 3mm each, Balakot and Kakul 2mm each while Sargodha, Rawalakot, Mandi Bahauddin, Mangla and Jhelum received traces of rain.