LAHORE - Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Sunday, making weather pleasant by causing considerable decrease in the mercury level.

Widespread rain-thundershower accompanied with gusty winds occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, upper Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and at isolated places in Zhob, Sukkur and Larkana divisions.

In Lahore, thick clouds covered the sky last night that followed by strong winds and scattered rains during the day. Cloudiness, strong winds and scattered showers caused considerable decrease in temperature during the day and at nighttime, making weather pleasant. People come out of their houses on a holiday to enjoy pleasant change in weather. Major parks and picnic spots attracted large number of people including women and children in the evening. Huge rush was witnessed at Racecourse Park, Bagh-e-Jinnah, Jallo Park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and other picnic spots in the City. Massive traffic jams were witnessed on roads in the close vicinity of these picnic spots.  

 On Sunday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 26 degree Celsius and 18 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 66 percent.

According to the experts, westerly wave is affecting upper/central parts of the country and likely to move northeastward during next 12 to 18 hours.

Local meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of scattered rains for Lahore during the next 24 hours. Met office has forecast scattered rain-thunderstorm associated with gusty winds for Malakand, Hazara, Gujranwala, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and while at isolated places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Kohat, D I Khan divisions. Mainly dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country.

On Sunday, Rawlakot received 95 mm rain, Kotli 69 mm, Murree 63 mm, Sialkot 47 mm, Rawalpindi and Garhi Dupatta 44 mm each, Islamabad 41 mm, Sargodha and Chakwal 39 mm each, Mangla and Kakul 35 mm each, Muzaffarabad 34 mm, Kalam 33 mm, Noorpur Thal 32 mm, Astore and Pattan 29 mm each, Jhelum and Balakot 27 mm each, Joharabad 24 mm.

, Dir 22 mm, Mandibahauddin 19 mm, Gujranwala and Malamjaba 18 mm each, Skardu 17 mm, Bhakkar and Drosh 15 mm each, D I Khan 13 mm, Mirkhani 10 mm, Parachinar 09 mm, Chitral, Chillas and Gujrat 08 mm each, Saidu Sharif and Bunji 06 mm each.