LAHORE The City received scattered rain on Friday afternoon, providing some respite to the Lahorites from the muggy weather persisting for the last 2-3 days. However, high humidity after the stoppage of rain and calming of winds again turned the weather muggy, causing the Lahorites to sweat. Some parts of the City received heavy downpour that turned the roads and streets into lakes and ponds. Inundated rainwater on roads and streets added to the woes of motorists and pedestrians. It took hours to WASA to clear inundated rainwater after the stoppage of rain. Several incidents of skidding of motorcycles were also reported from various parts of the City. Before and after the rainfall, the Lahorites thronged Lahore Canal to get some respite from the harsh weather conditions. Not only youths, but also elderly people were seen bathing in the canal water. At some places, even women were seen beating the heat by taking a dip in the mud coloured canal water. On Friday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 37 degree Celsius and 28.5 C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 79 per cent which decreased to 60 per cent in the evening. According to the experts, a monsoon low lies over Bihar (India). A westerly wave is moving across north of Afghanistan. Seasonal low lies over northeast Balochistan. Moist current from Arabian Sea is reaching Punjab and Kashmir up to 4000 feet. Local meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of rain for the City during the next couple of days. Met office has forecast scattered rains for North Punjab, Khyber PK and Kashmir. The wet spell is likely to intensify during the next couple of days. On Friday, Balakot received 16 mm rain, Saidu Sharif 12 mm, Muzaffarabad 06 mm, Islamabad 04 mm, Garhi Dupatta 03 mm, Kotli, Chilas and Mandi bahauddin 02 mm each, Murree 01 mm while Hunza, Chakwal and Gilgit received traces of rain.