LAHORE - Periods of rain and cloud are expected in the federal capital, Lahore and Karachi on Eid and during Eid holidays. Eid day will be mainly sunny in Peshawar and Quetta while scattered thunderstorm rains are expected on following couple of days. The southeast moist current from the Arabian Sea is penetrating into sub-mountainous areas of the Punjab and Kashmir up to 5,000 feet while Thursdays monsoon low over central Madhya Pradesh has moved west-northwestwards and on Friday it lies over southern Rajasthan and adjoining Sindh. Sindh will receive exceptionally heavy and consistent rain. Met Office has predicted widespread thunderstorm rain in lower Sindh, Khyber PK, south Punjab, Kashmir and south Balochistan due to seasonal low which lies over Balochistan and adjoining areas. Meanwhile, the City received downpour on Friday morning and at noon, making weather pleasant by causing decrease in the mercury level. However, clearing of sky after the rains and abundance of sunshine again turned the weather muggy, causing the Lahorites to sweat in the evening. The temperature was down to 32 degree maximum and minimum 26. The rain was recorded 44 mm at Shahi Qilla and Shahdara 12. Heavy fall was also reported in Karachi and Sindh areas while over two dozens stations in Punjab, northern areas and Kashmir also received rain. However, there is no prediction of rain in the catchment areas of Sindh. However, heavy rain is expected on the catchament areas of Ravi, Sutlej and Beas which could raise the rivers gauge and they could flow in low to medium flood. The joint dispensation of monsoon from Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea in the last days of the current forecast season is unusual and it would not be a happy boom for Pakistan which is already set with the devastated floods and rains.