For three days now, the weather in Lucknow and neighbouring areas has been pleasant. With overcast skies and heavy rain on Sunday evening, temperatures dropped considerably on Monday.
The day temperature in most parts of Madhya Pradesh including the state capital has dipped due to partial and heavy clouding apart from pre-monsoon showers in some areas.
Moderate to heavy rainfall andÂ thundershowers occurred at isolated places in eastern UttarÂ Pradesh on Sunday, bringing the mercury down in a welcome relief Â from scorching weather.
Light to moderate rainfall andÂ thundershowers occurred at one or two places in eastern UttarÂ Pradesh even as the weather remained mainly dry in the westernÂ parts of the state in the last 24 hours.
The weather department has predicted a clear sky which will turn into partly cloudy sky towards afternoon on Wednesday.
The Met forecast that the maximum temperature will hover between 41 to 43 degrees Celsius at most of the places in the region.
However, the Met department has said that a marginal fall in temperature can be expected by Sunday.
The minimum temperature early Friday was three notches above average at 29.5 degrees Celsius.
In Rajasthan, Sri Ganganagar continued to be the hottest place with a maximum of 48.6 degrees Celsius.
Temperature retained an upward trend in Rajasthan also, where Sriganganagar continued to be the hottest place with a maximum of 48.6 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature in New Delhi on Thursday is expected to be around 45 degrees Celsius," an India Meteorological Department official said.
A Meteorological department official said that heat will rise further in the days to come.
The maximum and minimum temperature is likely to remain around 19 and 13 deg C respectively on Sunday.
The MET Office had earlier said that the weather will remain dry till the end of this month.
Traffic could not be restored on the Hindustan-Tibet and Kiratpur-Manali highways which were blocked due to snowfall.
UP remained worst affected with 23 more people succumbing to the winter chill, raising the state's death toll to 249.
The court also asked the government to utilise closed government buildings as temporary night shelters.
The rise would be only slightly higher than the 0.4-degree rise recorded in 1998.
Kargil town was the coldest recorded place in the state where mercury settled at minus 15.8 degrees Celsius.
The season's temperature was 5.2 F above average, making it easily the warmest spring on record.
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