LAHORE - Plains of the country remained in the grip of muggy weather on Sunday. Experts have predicted the harsh weather conditions to persist during the next couple of days.

Lack of rains, winds and abundance of sunshine caused considerable increase in the mercury level with high humidity making the weather muggy, causing people to sweat profusely throughout the day.

Noorpur Thal remained hottest place in the country where mercury rose as high as 43 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature in Nokundi, Dalbandin and Multan was recorded 42 C. 

In Lahore, maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 39 C and 25 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 31 per cent.

According to the experts, seasonal low lies over north Balochistan and adjoining areas. Weak monsoon currents are penetrating into upper parts of the country. A shallow trough of westerly wave lies over Kashmir and adjoining area.

The local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and humid weather for most parts of the country during the next couple of days. However, isolated rain-thundershower is expected in Kashmir, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Bannu and Kallat division.