LAHORE Despite sporadic drizzle in the morning, the City remained in the grip of hot weather on Tuesday with unscheduled loadshedding adding to the woes and miseries of the Lahorites. Even UPS failed to provide alternative source of electricity to the consumers as huge energy shortfall caused hours long outages that hampered charging of batteries. The loadshedding is likely to intensify in the coming days with increase in demand of electricity in the wake of more harsh summer conditions. The present electricity shortfall is over 5,200 MW which is likely to increase with the more use of air conditioners in the days to come. The current electricity shortfall is causing 12-16 hours daily loadshedding. On Tuesday, Nawab Shah remained the hottest place in the country where mercury soared up to 43.5 degree Celsius mark. In Punjab, highest maximum temperature was recorded at Rahim Yar Khan (40.2 C). On Tuesday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 35 C and 22 C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded 60 per cent, which decreased to 34 per cent in the evening. According to the experts, a westerly wave lies over Kashmir and adjoining areas. Local meteorological department has forecast mainly dry weather with chances of dust raising winds for the City during the next 24 hours. Met office has forecast mainly dry weather for most parts of the country during the next 24 hours. However, rains are expected at isolated places of Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and adjoining areas. On Tuesday, Kalam received 05 mm rain, Dir 03 mm, Hunza, Muzaffarabad and Chitral 01 mm each while Gilgit, Skardu, Bunji, Chilas, Murree and Sialkot received traces of rain.