Severe cold & dense fog in store for Lucknow & other UP districts for next 3 days, predicts IMD
Winter chills continue unabated in Lucknow as cold waves intensify in the northern part of India. Severe cold and dense fog conditions are likely to grip Lucknow and other districts in Uttar Pradesh for the next three days, informs the Indian Meteorological Department. As per the prediction made by the meT on Sunday, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in the state in the coming days. Read on to know more about the weather forecast of Uttar Pradesh.
Lucknow's temperature to hover between 18-6°C
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Marking the lowest temperature of this month, Lucknow's day temperature witnessed a 6-degree fall from the usual readings by recording 15.5 °C on Sunday. Notably, the entire state has been witnessing a dip in mercury due to the recent snowfall in the lower Himalayas. While the maximum temperature recorded in the day is expected to stay around 18°C in Lucknow, the minimum temperature may drop down to 6°C in the capital city.
Very dense fog to cover Eastern UP
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According to JP Gupta- director of the state MeT department, the snowfall accompanied by a high-pressure zone created above the northern part due to the Western Disturbances is the primary cause of this drop in temperature.
As per the forecast by the MeT department, the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh will witness dense to very dense fog in isolated parts during the early morning and at night. In the western parts of the state, while the fog will not be as dense as the eastern counterparts, chills will continue to prevail for the next two days.
Apart from Uttar Pradesh, very dense fog during dusk and dawn will accompany winter chills in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh till January 20, read the report.