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First winter rain brings temperature, AQI down in Lahore: Check weather update here

09:24 AM | 10 Nov, 2023
First winter rain brings temperature, AQI down in Lahore: Check weather update here
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LAHORE – Punjab capital Lahore woke up to a chilly and wet Friday morning, with the metropolis receiving its first spell of rain this winter.

The city witnessed wing gusts and cloudy weather last night and it received first winter rain in the early hours of Friday bringing the temperature, and air pollution down.

Several areas including Garhi Shahu, Abbott Road, Canal Road, Dharampura, Lakshmi Chowk, Nisbat Road, Kahna, Ferozepur Road, Sanda, Krishan Nagar, Bund Road, Ichra, Kalma Chowk, Barkat Market, Gulberg, Gulshan Ravi and other areas received downpour this morning.

The rain reduced the temperature to 15 degrees Celsius on Friday, with mercury expected to reach 19 degrees in noon.

The air quality index in the Punjab capital also dropped to 128 which is still Unhealthy.

Meanwhile, rain-wind/thunderstorm is expected in Murree, Guliyat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Gujarat, Sialkot, Narowal, Sheikhupura, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Jhang, T. T Singh Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal and Rahim Yar Khan. Isolated hailstorms may also occur during the period, Met Office said.

A westerly wave is affecting the upper parts of the country.

Rain-wind/thunderstorm (with snow over mountains) is likely in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, Islamabad and upper/central Punjab. Isolated hailstorm may also occur during the period. Dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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