LAHORE - Parts of the country received rainfall of varying intensities on Friday, bringing back chill in weather by causing decrease in the mercury level. Experts have predicted more rains during the next 24 hours. Overcast conditions, rains and continuously blowing winds caused considerable decrease in the mercury level during the day and at nighttime. Rains added to the woes of motorists and pedestrians as rainwater inundated on portion of roads and roadsides, disturbing normal vehicular movement on major inter-city and intra city roads in the province. Rain thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sahiwal divisions), Khyber PK (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Bannu divisions), Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 26 degree Celsius and 16 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 81 per cent.According to the experts, westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next 24 hours. Local meteorological department has forecast rain thunderstorm at scattered places of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. On Friday, Zhob received 35 mm rain, Kakul 34 mm, Murree 25 mm, Malamjabba 24 mm, Islamabad 23 mm, Rawalpindi 20 mm, Chirat 17 mm, Multan 16 mm, Muzaffarabad 14 mm, Quetta 12 mm, Peshawar and Saidu Sharif 11 mm each, Risalpur 10 mm, Shorkot 09 mm., Kalam, Parachinar and Balakot 08 mm each, Bannu 07 mm, Astore 06 mm, Sahiwal 04 mm and Lahore 03 mm.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 29-Mar-2014 here.