Met Office predicts rains for most parts of country during next 24 hours
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Heat and humidity have increased tremendously in Lahore and other parts of the Punjab in recent days as the temperature rose to 32 degrees Celsius in the provincial capital as early as at 9:00 AM on Monday morning and is predicted to go up to 37 degrees Celsius later in the afternoon, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The humidity level in the air was recorded at 67 per cent while the breeze was blowing at the speed of 17 kilometers per hour.
The air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 151.
The situation is, however, different in southern Punjab city of Fort Abbas and its adjoining Cholistan desert, bordering the Indian state of Rajasthan, where low-lying areas are now inundated with water and greenery has increased due to recent rains; resultantly there is no shortage of fodder for the cattle in these areas now.
The spell of rains have turned the weather pleasant, thus bringing smiles on the faces of locals.
Rain has been reported from different Sindh cities, including from Tharparkar, Umarkot, Mirpurkhas, Islamkot and Qambar during the last 24 hours.
Rain in Qambar city and in its suburbs for the last one day has turned the weather pleasant.
But the change in the weather has come at a cost as the entire city has plunged into darkness.
It was partly cloudy in Hyderabad, the second largest city of Sindh, in the morning while the moisture level in the air is expected to go up to 60 per cent.
According to the weather department the temperature will shoot up to 38 degrees Celsius from the 30 degrees Celsius in the morning.
Meanwhile, the Met Office has predicted rain, accompanied by strong winds, for Islamabad, Potohar region in upper Punjab, and Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Multan, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur in Punjab in the next 24 hours.
Similarly, it has forecast thundershowers for Dir, Swat, Mansehra, Abbottabad and Mardan and Kurram in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, different parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir while torrential downpours for majority of areas of Sindh and Balochistan.
Reporters: Komal Aslam, Noman Saeed, Akhlaq Chandio, Ali Hamza and Rozeena Ali