LAHORE - Some parts of the country received scattered rains on Sunday, providing some respite to the people from the prevailing muggy weather.

The relief, however, was short lived as clearing of sky after the stoppage of rains and abundance of sunshine increased temperature, causing people in plains to sweat profusely in sultry weather.

Rrain-thunderstorm occurred at isolated places of northeast Punjab including Lahore, Hazara, Sukkur divisions and Kashmir.Mainly hot and humid weather prevailed in most parts of the country.  Nokundi and Dalbandin remained hottest places in the country where mercury rose as high as 46 degree Celsius.

In Lahore, clouds, winds and showers at noon provided respite from the prevailing harsh weather conditions by decreasing temperature. However weather again turned muggy after stoppage of rains. On Sunday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 38 C and 28 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 55 per cent.

According to the experts, seasonal low lies over north Balochistan and adjoining areas. Monsoon currents are reaching into southern and eastern parts of the country.

Local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and humid weather for most parts of the country during the next couple of days. However rain-thundershower is expected at isolated places of northeast Punjab, Hazara divisions and Kashmir.

On Sunday, Balakot received 25 mm rain, Murree 15 mm, Gujrat and Padidan 14 mm each, Shaheed Benazirabad 07 mm, Lahore 05 mm and Muzaffarabad 01 mm.