Hot, dry weather likely to persist in most plain areas

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Islamabad

The Pakistan Meteoroligical Department (PMD) Monday forecast hot and dry weather in most plain areas of the country during next 24 hours.

Dust-thunderstorm/ gusty winds with rain were expected in Islamabad, Pothohar region, Upper Punjab, Northern Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in Tuesday afternoon, PMD reported.

Continental air prevailed over most parts of the country, while weak moist currents were reaching western and upper parts.

Maximum temperatures recorded (in °C) on Monday were: Bahawalnagar 43, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mithi 42, and Nurpur Thal, Bhakkar, Kot Addu, Rahim Yar Khan, Mohenjo-Daro, Sargodha and Multan 41.

The local Met office has forecast dry to partly cloudy weather for the city for next 24 hours.

The highest maximum temperature 39 centigrade and the lowest minimum 26 centigrade were recorded during last 24 hours. The dry to partly cloudy weather has also been forecast for rest of the region.—APP