LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received first pre-monsoon rains on Saturday with experts predicting the wet spell to continue during the next 3-4 days.

Cloudiness, strong winds and showers caused considerable decrease in the mercury level, providing much needed respite to the people from the prevailing heat wave.

In Lahore, strong winds started blowing at night that followed by rains that caused considerable decrease in temperature at nighttime.

On Saturday, maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 39 degree Celsius and 29 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 47 percent.

According to the experts, seasonal low lies over Balochistan and its adjoining areas. Light to moderate moist currents are reaching upper parts of the country. The Met Office forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of dust raising winds/scattered rains for Lahore during the next 3-4 days.

Met office has forecast widespread rain-thundershower with dust storm for Hazara, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir and at isolated places in Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Mardan, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Mirpurkhas divisions, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.