Heavy rainfall breaks 28-year record in Lahore

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12 Aug, 2008

Heavy downpour broken 28-year record with 168 mm rainfall in Lahore.

The rain lashed provincial metropolis on second consecutive day on Tuesday inundating low lying areas and turning thoroughfares into rivulets even in some posh localities.

The cloud burst started at about 10.30 am and torrential rain continued for over two hours followed by drizzling which continued till 4,00 pm with met office forecasting more rain

during next 24 hours .

Local met office recorded 168 mm rain at the airport and 32 mm in the city.

The most affected areas included Data Nagar,Sandah,Dev Samaj road, Chungi Amer Sadhu,Main Bazar Ferozepur road, Kot Lakhpat,Nisbat Road,Ichra, Shah Kamal,Garhi Shahu,Wasanpura, Purani Anarkali Mozang, Waris road, some areas of Allama Iqbal Town, Wahdat Colony, Misri Shah,New Chauburji, Baghanpura and Mughalpura Water entered into houses in some areas including various localities along Wahdat road while breach in left bank of SatuKatla drain,near Model Town Q-Blaock lead to inundation of various localities including Pindi Rajaputan, Mohalah Salamat Pura and areas along Sandar road.

Some areas in posh localities including round about in Shah Jamal, Main Boulevard Gulberg at Liberty and Husain Chowk also presented look of stream.