LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Saturday, making weather pleasant by causing considerable decrease in the mercury level.

Rain-thundershower occurred at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha and DG Khan divisions, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

In Lahore, strong winds started blowing in the morning that followed by scattered rains. Overcast conditions, winds and rains caused decrease in the mercury level, making weather pleasant during the day and at nighttime. Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 38 degree Celsius and 25C respectively.

The rains, though light, added to the woes of motorists and pedestrians as rainwater inundated on portions of roads and roadsides. Frequent traffic jams were witnessed on important city roads due to inundated rainwater and slippery conditions. Several incidents of skidding of motorcycles were reported from various parts of Lahore.

Winds and rains caused tripping of dozens of Lesco feeders. At least 10-12 feeders could not be restored until filing of this report.

According to the experts, westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next 24 hours.

Met office has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of gusty winds for Lahore during the next couple of days. Mainly dry weather has been forecast for most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara,  Peshawar, Kohat, Rawalpindi divisions, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.