Heat wave intensifies in Uttar Pradesh, 2 dead

Lucknow: Two persons have died owing to the scalding heat wave across Uttar Pradesh. There will be no respite in the coming days, the weatherman said on Tuesday.

The mercury is rising both during day and night. Warm winds 'loo' blowing across the state was adding to the woes.

Rickshaw pullers rest in the shade. AFP

Rickshaw pullers rest in the shade. AFP

According to officials, 65-year-old Malti Devi died in Mundera, while Omveer of village Gadhiya Sheelam in Etah also passed away due to a heat stroke.

Banda remained the hottest district in the past 24-hours, the maximum temperature recorded was 47 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature in Lucknow was 43.3 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees above normal, Allahabad logged 46.3 degrees Celsius, Jhansi 45.1 and Agra 44.6 degrees Celsius.

The heat wave continued unabated in Poorvanchal and Bundelkhand where temperatures have peaked over the past one week.

Sonebhadra recorded 44.6 degrees Celsius while Mirzapur was very hot at 44.9 degrees Celsius.

Monday's temperature recorded across the state has shattered past records set during the month of May, the Met official said.

The present weather conditions were likely to continue in most parts of the state, though Muzaffarnagar, Meerut and Saharanpur would have cloudy conditions owing to a westerly disturbance over Pakistan, the Regional Met office said.

Some areas might get light drizzle as well.

Updated Date: May 16, 2017 08:59 AM

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