LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received light rain yesterday, bringing back chill in weather.

However, the rain added to public woes in the areas affected by Orange Line - a metro train project that has drew ire among public and opposition.

Overcast conditions, showers and continuously blowing winds caused decrease in the temperature during the day and at night.

Parachinar remained the coldest place in the country where mercury dropped 05 degree Celsius below the freezing point. Minimum temperature in Skardu was recorded -04C, Kalam, Gupis and Astore -03C, Dir, Malamjabba and Zhob -02C, Gilgit-01C. Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 23 degree Celsius and 08C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 74 percent. According to the experts, westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist till Saturday morning.

The local meteorological department has forecast rain/thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills at scattered places of Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Hazara Malakand, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat divisions, upper Fata, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the next 24 hours. On Friday, Rawalakot and Murree received 17mm each rain, Garidupatta and Muzaffarabad 16mm each, Balakot 09mm, Bahawalnager 07mm, Bahawalpur, Pattan and Kotli 04mm each, Kakul, Dir and Islamabad 03mm each, Faisalabad and Lahore 02mm each, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Jhelum, Rahim Yar khan, Khanpur, Kot Addu, Cherat, Chillas, Kasur, Risalpur, Peshawar, Sargodha and Okara 01mm each.