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Lahore

August 12, 2017

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Hot weather to persist

Hot weather to persist

LAHORE

Hot weather persisted in the provincial capital here Friday while Met office predicted similar weather conditions for the next 24 hours.

Met officials said seasonal low lies over north Balochistan while moist currents are penetrating upper parts of the country and likely to continue during next three to four days.

They added that a westerly wave is likely to enter upper parts of the country and may persist during next two to three days.

Met office predicted that mainly hot and humid weather is expected during day time while rain-thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions), KP (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar divisions), Zhob division, Islamabad, Fata, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. They added that rain/drizzle is also expected at a few places in Sindh coast.

On Friday, weather remained hot and humid in most parts of the country while rain-thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Malakand, Hazara, Zhob divisions, Fata, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Rainfall was recorded at several cities, including Malam Jabba (71mm), Dir (19mm), Kakul (08mm), Kalam (07mm), Parachinar and Lower Dir (05mm), Balakot (04mm), Saidu Sharif (03mm), Sialkot (City 43mm, A/P 01mm), Islamabad (Saidpur 32mm, Golrha 27mm, Z.P 21mm, Bokra 08mm), Murree (19mm), Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 13mm, Chaklala 08mm), MB Din (10mm), Mangla (02mm), Jhelum (01mm), Rawalakot (12mm), Kotli (10mm), Garhi Dupatta (05mm), Zhob (06mm), Astore, Gilgit, Skardu and Gupis (01mm each).

Friday’s maximum temperature was recorded at Dalbandin where mercury reached 45°C while in Lahore, it was 40°C, minimum was 28.8°C and humidity was 40 percent.

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