Lahore Receives Record-Breaking Pre-Monsoon Rainfall

In a remarkable weather event, Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province in Pakistan, experienced record-breaking torrential rainfall before the onset of the monsoon season.

The latest data from a private weather forecasting company reveals that Laxmi Chowk received an unprecedented 256 mm of pre-monsoon rain.

This surpassed the previous record of 98 mm, which was set on 29th June 2011, and stands as the highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in the provincial capital.

The heavy downpour was not limited to Laxmi Chowk alone, as several other areas across the city also experienced significant rainfall.

Area Rainfall (mm)
Shahi Qila 254
Airport 250
Qartaba Chowk 249
Gulshan Ravi 236
Township 231
Iqbal Town 212
Samanabad (PWS) 207
Tajpura 191
Defence Phase-8 188
Johar Town 176
Jail Road 171
LUMS (PWS) 166
Mughalpura 165
Model Town (PWS) 160
Shadbagh 153
Defence Phase-1 (PWS) 152
Punjab University 150
Gulberg 142
Shahdara 140
Misri Shah 137
Samanabad 125
Upper Mall 121
Children Hospital 113
Ferozewala (PWS) 109
Mansoora Bazaar 100
Mall Road 97
Baghbanpura (PWS) 91
Johar Town (PWS) 78
Sadhoki (PWS) 76

The intense rainfall posed several difficulties for the city’s infrastructure and daily life. The excess water led to severe waterlogging on roads, resulting in traffic congestion and disrupted transportation.

Low-lying areas and residential colonies were particularly affected, with many of them being submerged, causing inconvenience and distress to residents. The overflowing drains and sewage systems exacerbated the situation, posing health hazards and increasing the risk of waterborne diseases.

  • This is normal in Pakistan.Minor Rainfall can cause this..due to ignorance or poor performance of management..

  • Get Alerts

    ProPakistani Community

    Join the groups below to get latest news and updates.