Rains chill Lahore, other cities

Published: January 22, 2019
School children travel in a van during rain in Lahore: PHOTO: EXPRESS

School children travel in a van during rain in Lahore: PHOTO: EXPRESS


The weather in Lahore and other cities of the province took a turn for the cooler after a continued moderate to heavy spell of intermittent rain started on Sunday.

According to the Meteorological Department’s forecast on Monday, intermittent rainfall is likely to persist till Tuesday (today) noon in Lahore.

Continuous rain in the city limited citizen and business activity while also causing traffic jams on different roads.

Azam Ch Saroya of Kissan Forum told APP that wheat crop output would increase as a result of the current rains in the province.

Similarly, Bahawalpur received heavy rain at night between Sunday and Monday which dropped the mercury. Heavy showers with thunderstorms lashed Bahawalpur and adjoining area on Sunday night. As a result of the rain, the weather turned cooler, prompting locals to stay indoors. The city was also plunged into darkness as a power breakdown was reported soon after the rain started. Several areas of the city were still deprived of electricity supply.

The rainwater accumulated in downtown areas, entering shops and houses. The met office has forecast cloudy weather and more rain for Bahawalpur over the next 24hours. A maximum temperature of 21 degrees centigrade and a minimum of seven degrees centigrade were forecast for the next 24 hours.

In South Punjab, as many as 39 electricity feeders were suspended in different areas due to the recent rainy spell.

According to Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) sources, most of the feeders were located in Rahim Yar Khan and different teams of the department were working to restore power supply.

Chief Executive Officer MEPCO Muhammad Akram Chaudhary was supervising the operation for power restoration and hoped that the supply would be restored by the evening. The local met office had forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of light rain for the city and its suburbs during the next 24 hours.

On Sunday, maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded as 20.2 degree centigrade and 9.7 degree centigrade respectively. Humidity was recorded 71% at 8am and 73% at 5 pm.


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