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Heavy rain lashes Lahore as Met Office warns of more showers in Punjab

10:49 AM | 19 Sep, 2023
Heavy rain lashes Lahore as Met Office warns of more showers in Punjab
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LAHORE – The residents of Lahore woke up to witness rain on Tuesday, with a prediction of more showers in coming days as new weather sets in the country.

The current monsoon spell has hit several Punjab cities, including the provincial capital, bringing down the temperature amid muggy weather.

As the current spell of monsoon sets in, different parts of the metropolis witnessed heavy showers since early today, while low-lying areas got inundated.

The country’s second-largest city started receiving rain around 3 am, and the heaviest rain was recorded in the eastern parts including Tajpura, Mughalpura, DHA, and others.

The maximum amount of showers was recorded at 157mm at the Airport followed by 148mm in Tajpura where rainwater had entered houses. Meanwhile, Gulberg and Nishtar Town too have received over 100mm of rain.

Today’s rain is a product of the monsoon currents from the Bay of Bengal and a westerly which converged over the upper and central parts of Pakistan.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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