The provincial capital of Punjab experienced an onslaught of heavy rainfall, resulting in the submergence of streets and low-lying areas on Wednesday.

The downpour, described as “record-breaking” by officials, caused significant urban flooding and water accumulation on roads. Over a span of nine hours, Lahore received an astonishing 272 millimeters of rain, leading to chaotic conditions.

The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), revealed that Lakshmi Chowk recorded the highest rainfall amount, reaching 236mm.


The government of Punjab’s official Twitter account shared a video of the Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, inspecting different areas of the city and overseeing the water drainage process.

Meanwhile, the Met Office predicted that intermittent showers would continue in Lahore for the next 24 hours, prolonging the challenges faced by the city.

The National Disaster Management Authority has also issued directives for all relevant departments to maintain vigilance due to the predicted rainfall until July 8.

It further advised tourists and visitors to stay informed about weather conditions before traveling.