LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rains of light to moderate intensities on Saturday with experts predicting the wet spell to continue during the next 24 hours.

Widespread rain-thundershower occurred in Islamabad and Punjab, at scattered places in Kashmir, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and at isolated places in Zhob and Sukkur divisions.

Overcast conditions, continuously blowing winds and showers helped maintaining the mercury to a low level, making weather pleasant. Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 33 degree Celsius and 23 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 61 per cent.

According to the experts, seasonal low lies over north Balochistan and adjoining areas with its trough extending southeastwards. Monsoon currents are penetrating into central and upper parts of the country and likely to continue during next 24 hours.

Local meteorological department has forecast cloudy weather with chances of rains for Lahore during the next 24 hours. Met office has forecast widespread rain-thundershower for Islamabad, Punjab, Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and at scattered places in Sibbi, Zhob, Quetta, Kalat, Nasirabad, Sukkur, Larkana divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan. Scattered heavy falls are also expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore and Hazara divisions.

On Saturday, Islamabad received 78 mm rain, Bahwalnagar 63 mm, Rawalpindi 60 mm, Bahawalpur 49 mm, Noorpur Thal 39 mm, Sahiwal 37 mm, Murree 30 mm, Dir 19 mm, Okara 18 mm, Kot Addu 17 mm, Garhiduppta and Hunza 15 mm each, Mangla 12 mm, Joharabad 11 mm, Chakwal and Skardu 10 mm each, Jhang, Astore and Peshawar 08 mm each, Malam Jabba 07 mm, Khanpur and Sibbi 05 mm each, Sargodha, Multan, Faisalabad, Abbotabad, Bannu, Muzaffarabad and Saidu Sharif 04 mm each, Jocabbad, Layyah, Bunji, Rawalakot and Chillas 03 mm each, Toba Tek Singh 02 mm, Zhob and Cherat 01 mm each.