LAHORE - Though the above normal rainfall played havoc with vast areas in the country by causing unprecedented flooding, Lahore received far less rain than expectations during the current rainy season. Though the City still received normal rainfall at almost all stations, relatively dry weather at the peak of the season caused considerable decrease in the volume of expected rains during the current rainy season. The City has so far received 494 mm rain at Jail Road and 509 mm rain at Airport Observatory as against respective average normal rainfall of 471 mm and 490 mm. At the start of the current rainy season, the City received above normal rainfall like other parts of the country that raised hopes of the continuity of same weather pattern. In July, the City received 287 mm rain at Jail Road and 308 mm rain at Airport Observatory as against respective average rainfall of 212 mm and 218 mm. At the peak of monsoon, the entire country continued to receive heavy rains that caused urban flooding besides considerable increase in river flow. But for the City, trends changed and it received far less rain than the normal value. In August, the City received 119 mm rain at Jail Road and 125 mm rain at Airport Observatory as against respective average rainfall of 194.5 mm and 197.6 mm. During the current month, the City has so far received 88 mm rain at Jail Road and 76 mm rain at Airport Observatory as against respective average rainfall of 65 mm and 75 mm. Most parts of the country received above normal rainfall as forecast by the meteorological department. The City overall received normal rainfall this monsoon but far less than most parts of the country. At the peak of monsoon, the City received below normal rainfall that reduced the overall rainfall during the entire season, said chief Meteorologist. , adding, the rain giving system evaded Lahore due to one factor or the other but it was not unusual. He said that the City received above normal rainfall this monsoon except in August.