OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Dust-raising winds and patches of clouds caused considerable decrease in the mercury level on Wednesday evening, providing some respite to the Lahorites from the heat wave persisting in the City for the last couple of days. Experts have forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of dust raising winds and rains for the City during the next couple of days. Abundance of sunshine and absence of winds caused the Lahorites to sweat at noon and in the afternoon. However, strong winds started blowing in the evening that continued for about a couple of hours, providing relief from the harsh weather conditions in the evening and during the nighttime. On Wednesday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 43 degree Celsius and 31.3 C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 37 percent which decreased to 31 percent in the evening. Lahore canal as usual attracted a large number of people including women and children at noon and in the afternoon. Not only youths but also elderly people were seen beating the heat by taking a dip in the mud colour canal water. At certain places, even women were seen taking a bath in the canal water. According to the experts, seasonal low, slightly accentuated, lies over Balochistan, adjoining Afghanistan and Iran. Tuesdays trough of westerly wave over northeast Afghanistan on Wednesday lies over western parts of Khyber PK and adjoining areas. Local meteorological department has forecast dust raising winds and rains at isolated places of Multan, Bahawalpur, D G Khan, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, D I Khan, Bannu, Malakand, Peshawar and Hazara divisions during the next 24 hours. Rains are also expected at scattered places of northeast Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Dust raising winds are also expected at isolated places of upper Sindh. On Wednesday, Murree received 10 mm rain, Multan and D G Khan 06 mm each, Rawlakot and Garhi Dupatta 04 mm each, Mandi Bahauddin and Kotli 02 mm each, Bahawalpur 01 mm while Islamabad, D I Khan, Chakwal and Balakot received traces of rain.