LAHORE Heavy hailstorm hit the provincial metropolis and other parts of the country on late Friday night causing steep dip in temperature which tasted its first summer heat though comparatively far less in intensity in comparison to previous years. In Lahore, winds lashed with a speed of 55 kilometres per hour. Scattered rain and thunderstorm occurred in divisions of Rawalpindi and Gujranwala, North East Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. This has delayed the setting of summer, which is already behind its usual time. Drizzle on Friday evening turned the weather of Rawalpindi-Islamabad pleasant which according to the weather experts was result of a fresh western disturbance entered the upper and central parts of the country. The western wave will likely to persist for next 2-3 days and cause rain with dust-thunderstorm across the country with intervals. However, dry weather is likely in most parts of Sindh during next few days while there are also chances of rain with thunderstorm at isolated places of upper Sindh during the next 24 hours. Rain with dust-thunderstorm is expected in northeast parts of Balochistan from tonight which will continue for next 24-48 hours with intervals. In Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, rain with thunderstorm associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of region during Friday night, which can continue for next 3-4 days.