LAHORE - Plains of the country including Lahore remained in the grip of muggy weather on Saturday with electricity outages and water shortage adding to the woes of heat stricken people.

Experts have predicted the prevailing harsh weather conditions to persist during the next couple of days.

In Lahore, scattered drizzle failed to make any impact as lack of winds and abundance of sunshine caused increase in the mercury level. High humidity made the weather oppressive, causing people to sweat profusely.

Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 36 degree Celsius and 23C respectively.

According to the experts, seasonal low lies over North Balochistan with its trough extending southeastward. Weak monsoon currents are penetrating central and eastern parts of the country.

Experts have forecast mainly hot and humid weather for most parts of the country during the next couple of days. However, rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sarghodha, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Bannu, D I Khan, Zhob, Kalat divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir.