Hot,dry weather likely to persist in most plain areas

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.