OUR STAFF REPORTER

LAHORE

Parts of the country including the City received scattered showers on Monday with experts predicting more rains during the next 24 hours.

Rains, overcast conditions and continuously blowing winds caused considerable decrease in the mercury level, making weather pleasant during the day and at nighttime. 

Rain-thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Sargodha division and at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Lahore, Zhob divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The prevailing wet and windy conditions are likely to cause decrease in temperature during the day and at nighttime by 04-06 degree Celsius in upper parts of the country from Wednesday (tomorrow). Maximum and minimum temperature is likely to decrease by 02-04 C in Sindh and Balochistan.

In Lahore, strong winds started blowing in the afternoon that followed by scattered rains, providing respite to the Lahorites from the prevailing muggy weather. The winds continued blowing till late night that caused considerable decreased in the mercury level. Maximum and minimum temperature was recorded 33 C and 20 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 52 per cent.

According to the experts, westerly trough is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist during next 24 hours.

The local meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of rains for the City during the next 24 hours. Rain-thunderstorm (associated with dust raising/gusty winds) are expected at scattered places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Sargodha divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and at isolated places in Gujranwala, Multan, D G Khan, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Lahore, Zhob and Quetta divisions.

On Monday, Parachinar received 77 mm rain, Kohat 49 mm, Bhakkar 38 mm, Risalpur 15 mm, Saidu Sharif 14 mm, Chirat 12 mm, Noor Pur Thal, Pattan and Joharabad 11 mm each, Kalam, Peshawar and Malamjabba 08 mm each, D I Khan 07 mm, Dir 05 mm, Lower Dir and Zhob 03 mm each, Bannu 02 mm, Chitral and Drosh 01 mm each.