LAHORE – Plains of the province including the City remained in the grip of heat wave on Saturday with experts predicting the harsh weather conditions to persist during the next couple of days.

Experts have forecast dry weather that would further enhance the mercury level during the coming week. Rahim Yar Khan remained the hottest place in the province where mercury rose as high as 43.2 degree Celsius.

On Saturday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 40 C and 26 C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 42 per cent which decreased to 20 C in the evening. According to the experts, a westerly wave lies over Kashmir and adjoining areas.

 Local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and dry weather for most parts of the country including the City during the next couple of days.  However, rains are expected at isolated places of Malakand and Hazara divisions, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.