Isolated rain in upper parts of the country and dust raising winds in plains provided some respite to the people from prevailing heat wave by causing decrease in the mercury level on Monday.

Early monsoon incursions from Bay of Bengal and resultant rains in South India turned the weather sultry on Sunday but windy conditions on Monday decreased temperature and relative humidity, much to the relief of people in plains including Lahore. Isolated rain in upper Khyber PK, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Gujranwala divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and dust raising winds in plains including Lahore reduced the intensity of oppressive weather persisting for the last 2-3 days.  On Monday, Dadu remained hottest place in the country where mercury rose as high as 48 degree Celsius.