Heavy rain compounds Lahoris’ problems
Children wade along a flooded street after a heavy downpour in Lahore.–AFP
Intermittent torrential rain continued on the third consecutive day in Lahore, lashing the city first throughout the night flooding the low-lying areas and making life miserable for Lahorites on Sunday morning, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The rainwater has accumulated in the city's largest vegetable and fruit market that virtually looks like a pond and the water also entered homes, destroyed furniture and other valuables in low-lying areas. Mall Road, Ichhra and Brandreth Road were still fighting to drain out the rainwater.
According to the meteorological department, the maximum rainfall 329 mm was recorded in Shahdara, 299 mm in Lakshmi Chowk, 242 mm in Shahi Qila, and 221 mm in Misri Shah, 206 mm in Tajpura, 166 mm in Gulshan-e-Ravi, 156 mm in Township, 135 mm in Samanabad followed by 103 mm in Johar Town.
Rain Recorded today in Lahore pic.twitter.com/SrfWEYmS2G— Sheikh Imtiaz VC WASA LHR (@SheikhImtiazPK) September 12, 2021
WASA Lahore vice-chairman Sheikh Imtiaz said that WASA has deployed its staff for the smooth disposal of water.
Moreover, heavy rains in and around Mandi Bahauddin city exposed the poor sewerage system as rainwater accumulated on roads and streets.
Pakistan weather office said weak monsoon currents are penetrating northeastern and lower parts of the country and a westerly wave is also affecting upper/western parts of the country.
Rain recorded in Punjab (In las 24 hours): Kasur 73, Mangla 34, Lahore (AP 32, Mughalpura 29, Farrukhabad 15, Samanabad 05, Iqbal Town 04, Shahi Qilla, Johar Town, WASA Head Office, City 02), Narowal 30, Jhelum 22, MB Din 17, Okara 09 , Bahawalnagar, Khanewal 08, Gujranwala 03, Hafizabad, Faisalabad 01, Rawalpindi(Shamsabad 01), Khyber -Pakhtunkhwa: Balakot 50, Kakul 42, Malamjabba 38, Saidu Sharif 21, Dir (Lower 16, Upper 01), Peshawar 03, Kashmir: Muzaffarabad 34, Garhidupatta 12, Kotli 10, Rawalakot 01, Sindh: Chhor 07, Mithi 02, Gilgit-Baltistan: Gupis 02, Astore 01mm.
Saturday’s highest maximum Temperature’s (°C): Turbat 43, Sibbi 41, Dadu, Lasbella, Nokkundi and Mohenjodharo 39.