LAHORE: Plains of the country remained in the grip of sultry weather on Sunday with experts predicting the prevailing conditions to persist during the next couple of days.

Lack of rains, abundance of sunshine and the resultant increase in the mercury level coupled with high humidity made the weather oppressive, causing people in plains to sweat profusely throughout the day.

Dalbandin remained hottest place in the country where mercury rose as high as 44 degree Celsius.

Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 37 C and 26 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 62 per cent.

According to the experts, seasonal low lies over  Balochistan and adjoining areas. Week monsoon currents from Arabian Sea are penetrating into the northeastern parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave is also prevailing over the upper parts of the country.

Local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and humid weather for most parts of the country during the next couple of days.

However, rain-thundershower is expected at scattered places of Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi/Islamabad divisions and Kashmir and at isolated places of Hazara, Faisalabad and Sargodha divisions.–Staff Reporter