Monsoon rains begin in upper, central parts of country

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Monsoon rains have begun in upper and central parts of the country, bringing a pleasant change in weather.

Met Office says weak to moderate monsoon currents have been penetrating in north-eastern parts of the country for the last couple of days and now have further strengthened.

Meanwhile, mainly very hot and humid weather is expected in most plain areas of the country during the next twelve hours.   

However, dust-thundershower/rain, with isolated heavy falls accompanied by gusty winds is expected at scattered places in northeast Punjab including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir.

Dust-thundershower/rain with gusty winds is also expected at isolated places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Faisalabad, Sargodha divisions and Gilgit Baltistan, while dust raising winds are also expected in Multan, D.G. Khan and Bahawalpur divisions.

Minimum temperature of some major cities recorded on Saturday morning:    

Islamabad twenty-three degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-four Karachi and Peshawar thirty, Quetta twenty-one, Gilgit seventeen, Murree fifteen and Muzaffarabad twenty-two degree centigrade.