Monsoon rain showered most parts of Punjab on Saturday after a long and intense heat wave phase.
Light rain along with gusty winds and dust storm hit Lahore, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Jhang, Pakpattan, Mian Channu, Hafizabad, and Toba Tek Singh.
The capital city was covered with dark clouds accompanied by strong winds.
Monsoon rain is expected at isolated places in D G Khan, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Zhob division, Multan, some parts of KPK, Kashmir, and Rawalpindi.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, hot and dry weather is expected in other parts of the country.
In Karachi, the weather took a turn as the sky was cloudy in the early hours of the day. The maximum temperature recorded in the city is expected to be 37°C, while the minimum temperature was 35°C, with 84 per cent humidity recorded in the air.
The Met department had said northern Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would receive more than the average rainfall. However, Sindh and Baluchistan are expected to receive less rainfall than average.
The monsoon rains will hit southern areas of the country, including Karachi, from July to August, the PMD added.
Met Director-General Dr. Ghulam Rasool also warned about flooding due to heavy monsoon rain in big city.
Safety measures have been taken by National Highway Authority for the construction and restoration of different roads across the country. This include Karakorum Highway, Gilgit-Skardu Road, and Chitral Road.