LAHORE - The City received light rain on Wednesday, making weather pleasant.

Overcast conditions, showers and continuously blowing winds caused decrease in the temperature during the day and at nighttime. Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 31 degree Celsius and 23C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 69 percent. Though Wasa men have a lean day in the wake of light rain, they could not clear Tuesday’s inundated rainwater from roads and streets in several localities including Ali Town, Best Wood Colony, Canal View, Thokar Niaz Baig, Samanabad, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Lalazar Phase 2, parts of Johar Town and portions of Raiwind Road.

People come out of their houses in the evening to enjoy pleasant weather conditions. Major parks and picnic spots attracted a large number of people including women and children. Huge rush was witnessed at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Racecourse Park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Jallo Park, Lahore Zoo and other picnic spots in the City. Massive traffic jams were witnessed on roads in the close vicinity of these picnic spots.

According to the experts, well marked seasonal low lies over southwest Balochistan and adjoining areas with its trough extending south-eastward. Monsoon currents are continuously penetrating into upper and south eastern parts of the country and likely to continue during the current week.

The local meteorological department has forecast widespread rain-thundershower for Sindh including Karachi and at scattered places in Kashmir, Malakand, Hazara, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, DG Khan, Zhob, Sibbi, Kalat, Naseerabad, Makran divisions during the next couple of days. Rains are also expected at isolated places in Fata, Quetta, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, DI Khan, Sargodha divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan. Scattered heavy falls are also expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas division.

Unstable weather conditions and significant monsoon rains have increased risk of flash flooding in the local streams and nullahs of Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, eastern Balochistan and Kashmir during next three days. People living in low lying areas along the streams and nullahs have been advised to remain careful during the next couple of days. Scattered heavy falls are expected in Thatha, Badin, Hyderabad, Sajwal and Karachi during next 24 hours to 36 hours. Due to heavy falls, there is risk of flash flooding in Karachi.