Rain turns weather pleasant in city


The provincial capital received light to moderate rain on Friday which turned weather pleasant.

The Met office has predicted more rain during the next 24 hours in the city.

The rain with occasional gaps covered the most parts of the metropolis, including The Mall, Mughalpura, Harbanspura, Jail Road, Ferozepur Road, Walled City, Green Town, Thokar Niaz Baig, Wallton and Railway Station.

According to a spokesman for the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the wet is being occurred under the influence of a westerly wave affecting most parts of the country, and it is likely to continue in the next 24 hours.

The minimum temperature in the city was recorded 15 degrees celsius while the maximum could not cross 22 degrees celsius due to wet conditions. Meanwhile he overnight rain inundated low-lying areas of the city which, created difficulties for people.

Reports of failure of electricity supply were also received from several areas and Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) staff also faced troubles in drainage out rainwater, as the disposal system was also closed due to non-availability of power.

According to WASA spokesperson, rain till Friday prayers was recorded 21mm in Allama Iqbal Colony, 16mm in Madina Town, 19mm in Gulistan Colony and Ghulam Muhammad Abad and 17mm in Dogar Basti area.

The WASA operations staff became active immediately after the rain and cleared rainwater in Iqbal Stadium, Lasani Puli Sargodha Road, Jail Road and Sheikhupura Road.

The rainwater was also drained out from different areas including Nishatabad Bridge, Abdullahpur Bridge, Dijkot Road, Saad Bela, General Hospital Samanabad and Susan Road.