LAHORE: The weather turned pleasant after rain in different parts of the provincial capital on Saturday. With a significant drop in mercury, families took to the city parks and gardens to enjoy the pleasant weather. According to the Metrological Department, the maximum temperature in the city was recorded 27 degrees Celsius, which dropped to 23 degrees Celsius after rain. The Met department said the current spell of monsoon rains, which started on Friday evening, would continue for the next two to three days in different parts of the country. The westerly wave is also affecting western parts of the country and is likely to persist over central and upper parts of Pakistan till Monday, said the Met officials. Rainfall recorded in millimetres during the last 24 hours: Sialkot 60, Toba Tek Singh, 22, Okara 20, Lahore 21, Sahiwal, 11, Dera Ghazi Khan 09, Kasur, Chakwal 08, Jhang 07, Narowal and Gujranwala 05.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2019.