LAHORE - Plains of the country including Lahore remained in the grip of heat wave yesterday with large scale electricity outages adding to the woes of heat stricken people.

Experts are seeing no respite for the people from the harsh weather conditions during the next 4-5 days.

Sibbi, Jacobabad, Rahim Yar Khan and Sukkur remained the hottest places in the country where mercury rose as high as 45 degree Celsius. Maximum temperature in Rohri, Shaheed Benazirabad, DG Khan, Dadu, Larkana, Nokkundi and Moenjodaro was recorded 44C.

Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 40C and 24C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 23C.

According to the experts, continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country.

Local meteorological department forecast mainly hot and dry weather for most parts of the country during the next 4-5 days. Heat wave conditions are likely to persist over the plains including Lahore during this period.