LAHORE: Plains of the country remained in the grip of muggy weather on Tuesday with frequent outages adding to the woes of heat stricken people. Lack of rains, winds and abundance of sunshine caused considerable increase in the mercury with high humidity making the weather muggy, causing people to sweat profusely throughout the day. Experts have predicted the prevailing harsh weather conditions to persist during the next couple of days. Dalbandin remained hottest place in the country where mercury rose as high as 42 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature in Nokkundi, Dadu, Rahim Yar Khan and Sukkur was recorded 41 C, Rohri and Turbat 40 C. In Lahore, maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 39 C and 26 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 34 per cent. According to the experts, seasonal low lies over North Balochistan and adjoining areas. Local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and humid weather for most parts of the country during the next couple of days.–Staff ReporterThis news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 20-Aug-2014 here.