LAHORE - Plains of the country including Lahore remained in the grip of muggy weather on Friday with experts predicting the prevailing conditions to persist during the next couple of days.

Though temperature has decreased considerably, high humidity made weather muggy, causing people to sweat profusely during the day.

Lasbela and Chor remained hottest places in the country where mercury rose as high as 42 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature in Turbat and Mithi was recorded 41C, Mirpur Khas and Badin 40 C.  In Lahore, maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 33 degree Celsius and 20 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 38 per cent.

According to the experts, continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country. A shallow westerly trough is affecting upper parts of the country.

The local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and dry weather for most parts of the country including Lahore during the next couple of days. However, rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar divisions Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.