Amidst its ongoing struggle against smog and elevated pollution levels, light showers blanketed the provincial metropolis early on Thursday morning, resulting in a noteworthy decline in air pollution. The morning rain swiftly altered the city’s skyline, introducing clearer and fresher air to the environment.
The city experienced a positive shift in air quality rankings after the rainfall, which fell in a wide range of areas including Airport, Gulberg, Garden Town, Iqbal Town, Multan Road, Thokar Niaz Baig and others. The intensity of rain varied, ranging from light downpours to drizzle.
Following the rain, the temperature turned pleasantly cool, providing respite from the usual smoggy and polluted air that had shrouded Lahore in recent days. This collective impact not only led to reduced pollution levels but also brought relief to residents, granting them a much-needed break from the persistent smog.
Light to moderate rain is expected in Pothohar region, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Gujrat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Kasur, Sahiwal and Okara on Saturday and Sunday while in Multan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, DG Khan and Rahimyar Khan on Friday.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd2024.