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June 25, 2019

City receives heavy rain


June 25, 2019

LAHORE: Heavy but scattered rainfall hit the city on Monday morning bringing the rising temperature significantly down while Met office predicted similar weather conditions for the next 24 hours.

Officials said seasonal low lay over northeast Balochistan. A westerly wave is affecting upper and central parts of the country. They predicted hot and dry weather was expected in most parts of the country. However, dust-thundershower/ rain with gusty winds was expected at isolated places in Zhob, Sibbi, Kalat, Bahawalpur divisions and Gilgit Baltistan.

On Monday dust-thundershower/ rain with gusty winds occurred at scattered places in DG Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore, Bannu, DI Khan divisions and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Zhob, Sibbi, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad and Gilgit Baltistan. Weather remained hot and dry in other parts of the country. In Lahore, rain inundated several roads causing problems for the commuters. However, swift response by Wasa field teams resulted in clearance of roads within the next few hours. Wasa Managing Director Syed Zahid Aziz said he was personally monitoring the city situation and would not tolerate any slackness from the field teams in clearance of roads. Rainfall was recorded in other cities including Kot Addu, Multan, Faisalabad, Layyah, Kasur, Noorpurthal, Bahawalpur, Khanewal, Sargodha, Toba Tek Singh, Bhakkar, Sahiwal, Mangla, DG Khan, Islamabad, Murree, Okara, Bahawalnager, Joharabad, Dir, DI Khan, Kakul, Bannu, Kotli, Muzaffarabad, Garidupatta, Rawalakot, Zhob, Sibbi and Bagrote. Monday’s highest temperature was recorded at Sibbi where mercury reached 48°C while in Lahore it was 28.5°C and minimum was 25.5°C.

Cleanliness: Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) Monday carried out a special cleanliness operation during heavy spell of rain. Managing Director Khalid Nazir visited multiple choking points to ensure smooth cleanliness operation. The MD directed Turkish companies Albayrak and Ozpak to ensure that all their resources, machinery and manpower to work efficiently and to remain in field. The MD along with GM Operations Sohail Malik and other officials visited Sabzi Mandi, Laari Ada, Garhi Shahu, Lakshami Chowk, Band Road, Johar Town, Barket Market and other choking points to monitor the cleanliness arrangements. The MD further directed all the officers concerned to remain in field to enhance the cleanliness services according to the plan and to corporate with other government departments especially with Wasa.

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