LAHORE - Plains of the country received scattered rain on Tuesday with experts predicting the wet spell to continue during the couple of days. Rain-thundershower associated with gusty winds occurred at isolated places of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Malakand, Hazara, Kalat divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Heat stricken people are likely to get some respite from the prevailing muggy weather as monsoon currents from Arabian Sea and westerly wave will give rains/thundershowers in parts of the country during the next couple of days.
Dalbandin, Sibi and Nokkandi remained hottest places in the country where mercury rose as high as 42 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature in Sukkur, Okara, Bahawalnagar, Rahim Yar Khan, Dadu, D G Khan, Noorpurthal and Bhakkar was recorded 41 C. In Lahore, maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 39 C and 27 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 43 per cent.
According to the experts, seasonal low lies over northwest Baluchistan and adjoining areas with its trough extending northeastwards. Weak monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are penetrating into upper parts of the country. A westerly wave is affecting the western parts of the country and likely to persist during the next couple of day. The local meteorological department has forecast rain-thundershowers accompanied by windstorm at isolated places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, D G Khan, Lahore divisions, northeast Baluchistan (Quetta, Zhob, Kalat divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the next couple of days, Hot and humid weather is expected in the remaining parts of the country.