LAHORE - Experts have forecast mainly hot and humid weather for most parts of the country during the next couple of days, till Independence Day and at the time of start of Azadi and Revolution marches. However, rains are expected at isolated places of Islamabad, Peshawar, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions and Kashmir during the period.
Experts are seeing decrease in the intensity of muggy weather with the start of monsoon rains in the upper parts of the country from coming Friday. Islamabad, upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
 Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan are likely to receive scattered rains/thundershowers from Friday to Sunday. Heavy rains are expected at isolated places of Islamabad, Peshawar, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions and Kashmir during the period.  At present, weather is clear in most parts of the country. However, weather is partly cloudy at places of Rawalpindi and Sargodha divisions and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, plains of the country remained in the grip of muggy weather on Tuesday, causing people to sweat profusely. However, rains at isolated places including Lahore provided relief to the people from the prevailing muggy weather by causing decrease in the mercury level. Lack of rains, winds and abundance of sunshine in most parts of the country caused considerable increase in the mercury level during the day and at nighttime with high humidity making the weather oppressive.
Dalbandin and Nokkundi remained hottest places in the country where mercury rose as high as 44 degree Celsius.
Maximum temperature in Bhukkar was recorded 43 C, Nurpur thal, Sukkur and Chillas 42 C.
In Lahore, maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 36 C and 28 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 51 per cent. Rains and strong winds provided much needed respite to the people from the prevailing muggy weather by causing decrease in temperature. However, abundance of sunshine after the stoppage of rains again turned the weather muggy, causing people to sweat profusely.
According to the experts, seasonal low lies over North Balochistan and adjoining areas with its trough extending northeastwards. Weak monsoon currents are penetrating upper parts of the country and Kashmir.
On Tuesday, Sialkot received 18 mm rains, Lahore 17 mm, Jehlum 14 mm, Gujrat 05 mm, Mangla 04 mm, Abotabad and Kotli 03 mm each, Murree and Malamjabba 01 mm each.