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Weather turns pleasant as Lahore, parts of Pakistan receive rain

10:32 AM | 30 Mar, 2024
Weather turns pleasant as Lahore, parts of Pakistan receive rain

LAHORE – Punjab capital Lahore, and parts of the country experienced intermittent rain and drizzle.

A westerly wave is affecting the upper parts of the country and is likely to persist in upper parts over the weekend.

Widespread rain accompanied by thunderstorm lashed Lahore in the wee hours brought pleasant weather and significantly lowered temperature. The drizzle however caused electricity disruptions in parts of the city as several feeders of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) tripped, leading to power outages in various areas.

In the provincial capital, several areas including Abbot Road, Davis Road, Lakshmi Chowk, Mall Road, Gulshan Ravi, Islampura, Anarkali, Shalimar Bagh, Model Town, Garden Town, and several other localitiesn received rains.

Rain also lashed several other cities in Punjab, including Muridke, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Safdarabad, Jaranwala, Faisalabad, Chiniot, Toba Tek Singh, Kamonki, Okara, Jhang, Bahawalpur, Renala Khurd, Kot Addu, Bhalwal, Kabirwala, Hafizabad, Manchanabad, Shorkot, Pakpattan, and Rahim Yar Khan city, along with their surrounding areas.

Pakistan Weather Outlook

Intermittent rain-windstorm/thunderstorm is expected in KP, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir, central, upper Punjab, Islamabad and north Balochistan.

Hailstorms are also likely during the forecast period. Heavy falls are predicted at isolated places in upper KP, Potohar region and Kashmir. Dust storms along with dust raising winds are likely in southern parts of the country.

Rain-windstorm/thunderstorm is expected in Murree, Galliyat, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujarat, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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