LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities yesterday, bringing chill in weather. Experts have forecast more rains during the next 24 hours.

Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, upper Fata, upper Punjab, Quetta, Zhob, Multan divisions and Islamabad received rains at isolated places. Long-awaited and much-needed rains, though light, ended the prolonged dry spell.

In Lahore, cloudiness and the resultant lesser period of sunshine, continuously blowing winds and scattered drizzle caused decrease in the mercury level during the day and at nighttime, bringing chill in weather. Maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 21 degree Celsius and 09C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 73 per cent.

According to the experts, a western disturbance is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to move in northeasterly direction during next 12 hours.

Rains with snowfall over the hills are expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the next 24 hours. Foggy conditions are likely to prevail over plains of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning hours.

On Tuesday, Rawalpindi received 43 mm rain, Islamabad 36mm, Malamjabba 34mm, Chakwal 16mm, Parachinar and Jhelum 14mm each, Risalpur 13mm, Kamra and Mandi Bahauddin 10mm each, Sahiwal 09mm, Toba Tek Singh and Sargodha 08mm each, Saidu Sharif 07mm, Faisalabad, Mangla, Lower Dir, Dir and Cherat 06mm each, Jhang, Joharabad and Kalam 05mm, Quetta 04mm, Multan and Peshawar 03mm each, Kohat, Bhakkar, Zhob and Bannu 02mm each, Mianwali, Okara and Chitral 01mm each.

Snowfall (inch): Malamjabba 10, Kalam 02.