LAHORE - Some parts of the country received scattered rains on Monday, providing relief from the prevailing sultry weather.
Scattered showers, cloudiness and continuous blowing winds caused considerable decrease in the mercury level, reducing the intensity of prevailing harsh weather conditions.
Scattered rain-thundershower occurred in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions and Kashmir. In Lahore, cloud bursts in the afternoon caused inundation of rainwater on roadsides and portions of roads, hampering vehicular movement on a number of roads at peak hours. High velocity winds and scattered showers provided relief from the sultry weather by causing considerable decrease in temperature.
Maximum and minimum temperature was recorded at 33 degree Celsius and 23 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 78 percent.
According to the experts, low pressure lies over northwest Bay of Bengal and is likely to move West North West wards.
Local meteorological department has forecast isolated rain-thundershower in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the next 24 hours. Hot and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country.
On Monday, Chakwal received 41 mm rain, Murree 20 mm, Kotli and Islamabad 17 mm each, Faisalabad 13 mm, Joharabad 11 mm, Rawalpindi 10 mm, Noorpur Thal 08 mm, Toba Tek Singh 07 mm each, Shorkot 02 mm and Sargodha 01 mm.