LAHORE - Parts of the country received rainfall of varying intensities on Friday with experts predicting more rains during the next couple of days.

Rains, overcast conditions and winds caused considerable decrease in the temperature and relative humidity during the day and at nighttime, providing much needed respite to the people from the prevailing muggy weather.

The relief was for people only in upper/central parts and Sindh as other areas remained in the grip of sultry weather, causing people to sweat profusely throughout the day.

Nokkandi remained hottest place in the country where mercury rose as high as 46 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature in Dalbandin was recorded 45 C, Sibbi 44 C, Chillas and Dadu 43 C.

In Lahore, maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 35 C and 26 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 59 per cent.

According to the experts, well marked seasonal low lies over northwest Baluchistan and its adjoining areas with trough extending southeastwards. Strong monsoon currents are continuously penetrating into upper/central parts of the country and Sindh.

The meteorological department has forecast widespread rain-thundershower for Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Hazara, Mirpur Khas, Hyderabad, Karachi, Kallat, Makran divisions, in scattered areas of Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore, Sahiwal, Multan, Bahwalpur, D G Khan, Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Banuu, D I Khan, Zhob, Sukkur and Larkana divisions and at isolated places in Gilgit-Baltistan during the next couple of days. Heavy falls are also expected at a few places in Kashmir, Hazara, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala divisions during the period.

On Friday, Balakot received 97 mm rain, Muzaffarabad 90 mm, Islamabad 71 mm, Rawalpindi 54 mm, Garidupatta 23 mm, Hyderabad 16 mm, Thatta 13 mm, Malamjabba and Murree 11 mm each, Chirat 10 mm, Mirpur Khas 05 mm, Sadu Sharif 03 mm, Kakul, Mangla, Karachi, Rawalakot and Barkhan 01 mm each.