LAHORE - Parts of the country received scattered showers on Monday, providing some respite to the people in plains from the muggy weather. The respite, however, was short lived as abundance of sunshine after the stoppage of rain and high humidity again made the weather muggy.
Scattered rain-thundershower occurred in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Malakand, Hazara and Kohat divisions and Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan. Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 32 degree Celsius and 19 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 58 per cent.
According to the experts, seasonal low lies over Northwest Balochistan and its adjoining areas. A westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to move eastward during next 24hrs. Local meteorological department has forecast mainly hot and dry weather for most parts of the country during the next 24 hours. However rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Kohat, Rawalpindi Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
On Monday, Rawalpindi received 59 mm rain, Islamabad 44 mm, Sialkot and Gujrat 30 mm each, Sargodha 29 mm, Malamjabba 27 mm, Drosh 26 mm, Noorpur Thal 25 mm, Jehlum 21 mm, Mangla 19 mm, Mirkhani and Dir 16 mm each, Kohat 12 mm, Lower Dir 11 mm, Chakwal and Joharabad 10 mm each, Lahore 09 mm, Mandi Bahauddin 08 mm, Bannu and Parachinar 04 mm each.