ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted a heat wave to prevail in most parts of the country in the next few days. However, rain/thundershowers associated with windstorm are expected at isolated places in Islamabad, Kashmir, Rawalpindi, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Kalat divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

According to the synoptic situation, seasonal low was lying over north Balochistan and adjoining areas. In addition, a shallow trough was also lying over Kashmir and contiguous areas. The Met office said that weak monsoon currents were also penetrating into Kashmir and adjoining upper parts of the country and were likely to continue during the next few days.

Within the next 48 hours mainly hot and humid weather conditions are expected in most parts of the country.

However, rain-thundershowers associated with windstorm are expected at isolated places in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Kalat divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Plains of the country remained in the grip of muggy weather on Friday with frequent outages adding to the woes of heat stricken people.

Weather remained hot and humid in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower occurred in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Kohat, Hazara divisions and Kashmir.

Experts have predicted the prevailing harsh weather conditions to persist during the next couple of days.

Dalbandin and Sibi remained hottest place in the country where mercury rose as high as 42 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature in Bhakkar and Nokundi was recorded 41 C, Dadu, Noorpur Thal, Rahim Yar Khan, D I Khan and Rohri 40 C.

In Lahore, maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 40 C and 26 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 42 per cent.

However, isolated rain-thundershower with windstorm is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu and Sargodha divisions.