LAHORE

After the rain giving system moved out, mercury has started rising in plains including Lahore with high humidity making weather muggy.

Abundance of sunshine and lack of winds caused considerable increase in temperature during the day and at nighttime while humidity made the weather oppressive, causing people to sweat profusely.

Experts have predicted further increase in temperature as no significant rain giving system is approaching the country during next couple of days.

On Monday, weather remained dry in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershowers occurred at isolated places of Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Dalbandin and Sibbi remained hottest places in the country where mercury rose as high as 42 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature in Dadu, Sukkar, Nokundi and Shaheed Benazirabad was recorded 41 C, Lasbela and Padidan 40 C.

Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 34 C and 25 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 53 per cent.

According to the experts, well marked low pressure area over southwest Pradesh (India) and adjoining north Madhya Maharashtra (India) persists and likely to move north-northwestwards. It is expected to weaken into low pressure area during next 24 hours. Seasonal low lies over Baluchistan and adjoining areas. Weak monsoon currents are penetrating into Kashmir and adjoining areas. Trough of westerly wave persists over Kashmir and adjoining areas.

The local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and humid weather for most parts of the country during the next couple of days. However, rain-thundershowers are expected at isolated places of Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.