LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received scattered rains yesterday, providing much needed respite to the people from the prevailing muggy weather.

Rain/dust-thundershower occurred at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Multan, DI Khan divisions and Kashmir. In Lahore, strong winds started blowing in the morning that followed by scattered rains. Patches of clouds, winds and scattered rains caused decrease in the mercury level, making weather pleasant in the morning.

The relief, however, was short lived as abundance of sunshine after stoppage of rains caused increase in the temperature with high humidity making the weather oppressive. Maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 36 degree Celsius and 24C respectively.

Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 59 per cent.

According to experts, seasonal low lies over northeastern Balochistan and its extended trough is penetrating over eastern Sindh. Yesterday’s Monsoon Low still persists over southwest Madhya Pradesh as an upper air circulation.

The local meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of rains/thundershowers for Lahore during the next couple of days.

Dust storms with isolated heavy falls are expected at a number of places in southeast Sindh (Mirpurkhas and Hyderabad division).

Thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls are also expected at scattered places of Karachi divisions, Islamabad, North Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions), Eastern Balochistan (Naseerabad, Kalat  and Makran divisions) and Kashmir.

Storms are also expected at isolated places of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Sindh and southern Punjab.

On Tuesday, DI Khan received 24mm rain. Lahore 22mm, Kasur 18mm, Kotli 13mm, Sargodha 12mm, Chakwal 10mm, Sialkot and Murree 07mm each, Bhakkar 06mm, Chakwal 03mm and Multan 02mm.