Hot, dry weather likely

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Islamabad

Mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next 24 hours. However, light rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at a few places in Hazara division, Gilgit-Baltistan, upper FATA & Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the Bahawalpur Met Office has forecast a dry to partly cloudy weather for Bahawalpur and adjoining areas during next 24 hours. According to Met Office, the highest maximum temperature 40 Centigrade and the lowest minimum 29 Centigrade were recorded during last 24 hours. The Met Office forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of scattered rain during next 72 hours in Bahawalpur.
Meanwhile, the mercury again touched 46 Degrees Celsius in Nawabshah on Thursday forcing the people to remain indoors during the mid-day in Nawabshah and its suburbs.
The city roads gave a deserted look while rush was seen at ice cream and cold drink shops. The traffic on city roads was thin while traffic on motorway passing through the district was recorded just 30 percent during the day.—APP