Lahore residents on Tuesday woke up to heavy rain as the showers continued from early morning, but as the day progresses, the city was party clouded.
Met Office in its latest advisory said dry weather is expected in most districts of the province. However, light rain-thunderstorm is expected in Lahore, Attock, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Sialkot, Narowal and Gujrat earlier in the day.
Amid rain, the mercury in Lahore plunged to around 20°C. Humidity was recorded at over 90 percent in the metropolis. Winds blew at 7km/h. Max UV Index was recorded at 4 which is moderate, with visibility around 16km.
Despite the rain, the provincial capital’s air quality was recorded at 70, which is very poor.
The air has reached a high level of pollution and is unhealthy for sensitive groups. Reduce time spent outside if you are feeling symptoms such as difficulty breathing or throat irritation.
A westerly wave is present over upper parts is likely to move north/northeast during next 12 hours. Another shallow westerly wave from Persian Gulf is likely to approach central parts of Balochistan tomorrow.
On Tuesday, dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. However, cloudy weather with light rain-thunderstorm (light snow over high mountains) is expected in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir and adjoining areas.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Karachi||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Quetta||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Attock||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Multan||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|