The Meteorological Department has issued a warning of dense fog in the state for the next few days.
Winters intensify in Uttar Pradesh as western disturbances gain pace in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent, bringing frigid weathers to Lucknow and neighbouring regions. These icy cold winds have thickened the mist and fog shrouding over western UP. Though state capital and adjoining districts were graced by the balmy sun by 10 AM, the minimum temperatures in the western part of the state averaged between 4°C to 6°C, for a major part of the day.
Lucknow's temperature to dip to 5°C tonight
The Meteorological Department has issued a warning of dense fog in Uttar Pradesh as westerlies are expected to brew bitter cold in the state for the next few days. Both, eastern and western regions in UP have been alerted of cold waves in some places where the mercury might dip rapidly to frigid temperatures.
Besides the state capital, other districts including Hardoi, Fursatganj, Aligarh, and Kanpur are recording chilly minimum temperatures, where the diurnal range is standing at an average of 8°C. As per forecasts, Lucknow's mercury will plummet to 5°C on Wednesday night, which will be accompanied by icy-cold winds.
As per the statements of the Director of the zonal meteorological centre, these weather conditions will prevail in the state for the next two to three days. Post this, the winds are expected to subside, bringing respite to the people from the cold temperatures.