LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Wednesday with experts predicting more rains during the next 24 hours.

Cloudiness, scattered rains and high velocity winds helped maintaining the mercury to a low level, providing respite to the people from the harsh conditions.

Rain-thundershower with gusty winds occurred at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Lahore, Rawalpindi Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, D G Khan divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and at isolated places in Hyderabad division and north Balochistan.

In Lahore, partly cloudy weather and dust raising winds during the day and scattered showers in the evening caused considerable decrease in the temperature, making weather pleasant during the night.

Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 34 degree Celsius and 22 C respectively. Relative humidity during the evening was recorded 48 per cent.

According to the experts, low lies over Baluchistan and adjoining areas with its trough extending southeastwards. A trough of westerly weather system is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to move northeastwards during next 18 to 24 hours.

Local meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of rain/thunderstorms for Lahore during the next 24 hours. Rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala divisions, FATA, Islamabad, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and at isolated places in Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, D I Khan, Mardan, Lahore, Sargodha, D G Khan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Zhob, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur divisions.

On Wednesday, Garhi Dupatta received 53 mm rain, Malamjabba 41 mm, Muzaffarabad 28 mm, Mangla 27 mm, Kakul 25 mm, Rawalakot 24 mm, Balakot 23 mm, Murree 21 mm, Saidu Sharif 20 mm, Faisalabad 18 mm, Cherat and Thatta 16 mm each, Gupis 14 mm, Barkhan and Pattan 13 mm each, Khanpur 12 mm, Gilgit and Noorpur Thal 07 mm each, Kotli and Risalpur 06 mm each, Dir, Hunza and Zhob 05 mm each, Gujrat, Chillas, Gujranwala, Gupis, Kalam and Rahim Yar Khan 03 mm each, Astore, Bunji, Drosh and Jhang 02 mm each, Bahawalpur, D G Khan and Quetta 01 mm each.