Lahore on Wednesday received incessant showers, breaking the 30-year record of downpours in the walled city.
The city has received over 290mm of rain within a span of 10 hours.
The highest amount of rainfall (291mm) was recorded in Lakshmi Chowk, followed by 277mm in Nishter Town and 270mm in Qurtaba Chowk, according to the latest figures released by the Water And Sanitation Agency (Wasa).
While Gulshan-e-Ravi received 251mm, Johar Town 250mm, Tajpura 238mm, Pana Wala Talab 222mm, and Iqbal Town 221mm, of rain.
Last year, 238mm of rainfall was recorded in Lahore while 288mm was received in 2018.
The record-breaking rain has caused urban flooding in the city and the Lahore Canal has also overflown.
This is something we are used to with it while living in the City of Gardens Lahore… After Heavy Rain, Some Aweful Scenes near Johar Town who considered to be one of the Developed Area of Lahore…#Rainfall #Lahore #urbanflooding #rain pic.twitter.com/o4qEsOOTag— Usman Khan (@usmann_khann) July 5, 2023
According to the Met Office, showers are likely to continue intermittently in Lahore for the next 24 hours.
Earlier in the day, Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi in a tweet said that “record-breaking” rain of 272mm was recorded in Lahore over nine hours which caused urban flooding and water ponding on roads.
“Canal has also overflowed,” he said, adding that all the cabinet members and administration were in the field to clear the rainwater.
“I am also monitoring the situation in the field and getting updates from all over Lahore continuously,” Naqvi said.
Urban Flooding and record breaking rain of 272ml in just 9 hours causing water ponding on roads in Lahore. Canal has also overflown.— Mohsin Naqvi (@MohsinnaqviC42) July 5, 2023
All Cabinet members & Administration are in field to clear the water.
I am also monitoring the situation in field and getting updates from…