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.
|Model Town (PWS)||160|
|Defence Phase-1 (PWS)||152|
|Johar Town (PWS)||78|
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.