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Lucknow gets respite from scorching heat as monsoons officially land in the city

One of our favourite seasons of the year, monsoons have officially arrived in the state and today, Lucknow offered us a lash of rain as a respite from the intense summer heat. The cloudy skies for the past 2-3 days had been giving us hope and now we're finally under the much-awaited monsoon spell.

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Rainfall took over Lucknow on Friday, breathing a lease of life in the city amidst the gloom

In the wake of the looming COVID-19 threat, Lucknow residents have been staying indoors and simultaneously, the streets have been empty and the air, cleaner. Breaking the silence of the missing urban rush on Friday, Lucknow has been drenched in a loop of incessant rainfall for the greater part of the day. Lucknowites woke up to a windy morning and this sudden change of weather has definitely brought in a pleasant change of mood amidst the prevailing gloom.

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Hailstorm takes over Lucknow, leaving the city in a sunshine state of mind

Weather in Lucknow has taken a pleasant turn owing to the western disturbances and we're not sure if we're supposed to pack our woollens just yet. The city witnessed heavy rainfall and hailstorm today, leaving Lucknowites in a sunshine state of mind.

Covered with hailstones, the roads in the city looked utterly picturesque and the residents of Lucknow took to their social media accounts to document this rare sight.

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Expect a cloudy sky, rains and a slightly chilly weather this week in Lucknow

Lucknow has been experiencing a bout of pleasant weather lately, with the temperatures steadily on the rise and a slight nip in the air. This weather, after the intense cold spell the city has seen during the winter months, was a welcome relief for the residents. Yet, the weather in Lucknow took an unexpected turn last weekend, with light drizzling and mostly windy days.

Over the weekend Lucknow has witnessed a significant shift in the temperatures. According to a report by IMD (Indian Meteorological Department), the clouds are here to stay as Lucknow is expected to experience light rain and a mainly cloudy sky for the next few days.

What's the update?

Lucknow woke up to a cloudy sky and light winds on Monday, experiencing a slight drop in the maximum temperature was recorded at 24 degree Celsius at 12 AM. This change in the weather has been due to a fresh active western disturbance which is set to effect the Western Himalayas from 24th of February.

Even though the sun shone bright on the previous day, Lucknowites woke up to a murky and dull Monday morning with approximately 70% humidity in the air. The shift in weather conditions is being observed all across the Himalayan belt and isolated parts in the rest of the country including Eastern UP resulting in scattered/ fair snowfall/ rainfall in the mountains and light to fair showers in the plains.

What it means for Lucknow

Lucknow is set to experience a cloudy sky on Monday with a high chance of rain and thunderstorm on Tuesday as well as Wednesday. This will lead to a drop in the maximum temperatures and make for a rainy mid-week for the residents of Lucknow. Thursday to Sunday is expected to be cloudy yet dry for the city, while Monday will bring clearer skies and ample sunshine.

Which means Lucknow is set to experience a mostly rainy week with chances of thunderstorm. So don't retire the shawls, sweaters and jackets just yet, instead bring out the dusty umbrella, especially for the next couple of days.