KARACHI  - At least six people drowned while picnicking. Three bodies were recovered from Hawk’s Bay while three from Kehnjar Lake, Thatta on Sunday.

At least 18 people drowned at of Hawks Bay, Cap-Mount Beach and Kehnjar Lake, Thatta on Sunday.

According to the rescue organisations, at least 10 people were drowned at the hawks bay beach while five people drowned at Cap-Mount beach despite warnings given by lifeguards deputed at sea.

Maripur Police Station SHO Shafiq Tanoli said that the life guards had recovered three dead bodies of the drowned from Hawks Bay beach, those reached at the side from Defence, Natha Khan Goth and Orangi area.  He said families of the victims taken the bodies without completing the medico-legal formalities. Tanoli added that rescue workers are busy in searching the other drowned persons from both said sides.

Meanwhile, three young men including Ahad Basheer, Waseem and Farooq resident of different localities of the Karachi drowned at Kehnjar Lake, Thatta. Rescue organisations said that the victims reached at the Lake for picnic where during the bath they drowned later fishermen recovered their dead bodies.

Meanwhile, parts of the country received scattered rains on Sunday with experts predicting prevailing weather conditions to persist today (Monday).

Scattered rains, overcast conditions and continuously blowing winds helped maintaining the mercury to a low level.

Khyber PK, Punjab, Upper Sindh and Kashmir received scattered rains.

In Lahore, scattered rains, cloud cover and winds stopped mercury from increasing beyond comfort level during the day and at night time.

On Sunday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 31 degree Celsius and 19 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 69 percent.

People came out of houses in the evening to enjoy pleasant weather conditions on a holiday.

Major parks and picnic spots attracted a large number of people including women and children in the evening. Big crowds were witnessed at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Racecourse Park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Jallo Park and Lahore Zoo in the evening. According to the experts, a westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country. Seasonal low lies over northeast Balochistan and adjoining areas.

Local meteorological department has forecasted scattered rain/thunderstorm for Islamabad / upper Punjab, Upper Khyber PK and Kashmir and at isolated places in Southeast Sindh and Southern Punjab during the next 24 hours.

On Sunday, Jacobabad received 52 mm rain, Malamjabba 30 mm, Rohri 29 mm, Sukkar 28 mm, Bhakkar and Balakot 23 mm each, Lahore, Bannu, Saidusharif and Barkhan 21 mm each, Lower Dir 16 mm, Chirat 15 mm, Multan and Dir 13 mm each, Rawalakot 11 mm, Muzaffarabad and Mohinjodaro 10 mm each, Bahawalpur and Astore 08 mm each, Murree 07 mm, DI Khan and Kalam 06 mm each.