ELLIS LUCIA / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Hot and dry weather rein Thursday, June 18, 2009, in Maison du Lac area of Covington and in the the metro area and forecasters are predicting more of the same to continue thru the weekend.

Mainly dry weather is expected in plain areas and cold in upper parts of the country during the next twelve hours.

However, smoggy and foggy conditions are likely to prevail over plain areas of Punjab during morning hours.

Temperature of some major cities recorded on Wednesday morning:-

Islamabad seven degree centigrade, Lahore thirteen, Karachi nineteen, Peshawar ten, Quetta three, Gilgit one, Murree six and Muzaffarabad eleven degree centigrade.