LAHORE - Monday remained the warmest day of the season as heat dominated major parts of the country while such conditions are to persist for a couple of days say experts.

Further rise in temperature is expected during day time, say experts adding that there are no sign of rain in near future as continental air prevailing over most parts of the country.

Large scale and unscheduled loadshedding added to the woes of heat stricken people across the country including the city.

In Lahore, mercury rose as high as 40 degree Celsius, making Monday the hottest day of the season. Minimum temperature was recorded 21C while relative humidity in the evening was recorded 20 per cent.

Chhor remained the hottest district in the country where mercury rose as high as 46C. Maximum temperature in Shaheed Benazirabad, Moenjodaro, Mithi, Sukkur and Lasbella was recorded 45C.

Local meteorological department has forecast hot and dry weather for major parts of the country during the next couple of days.

However, rain-thunderstorm is -expected at a few places in Malakand division and Gilgit-Baltistan.