LAHORE - The Met department has forecast hot and dry weather for the next four days. The temperature is likely to escalate further from the existing 46 degree centigrade on Sunday. However, a weak westerly wind on Thursday, June 24, will bring some relief from the scorching heat. The westerly may not cause any rain in Punjab and Khyber Pk but dust-raising winds will bring the temperature down. This westerly will herald the onset of monsoon with the beginning of rain forecast season from July 1. Weather experts say that like the recent pattern, the monsoon incursions will come from the Arabian Sea and scantly from the Bay of Bengal as was the old pattern of monsoon. Already the pre-monsoon has also been replaced by the westerly which caused rain in Northern Area, Khyber Pk and parts of Punjab in the first and second week of June. The second wave of high temperature started in Punjab, Khyber PK and Sindh since the past couple of days to be followed by the monsoon. The country witnessed extremely hot weather in the month of May when the temperature touched the unprecedented height of 47 degree centigrade in Lahore. As Lahore registered 46 degree centigrade on Sunday, Larkana in Sindh registered 51 degree centigrade while other stations in Sindh and Southern Punjab also experienced very high temperature ranging from 45 to 50 degree. The minimum temperature of the season ie 9 degree was recorded at Parachinar. According to Met office there was no rain and the weather remained dry in the country on Sunday.