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May-hem in March? Lucknow sizzles at 41.1 degrees

Hottest day of March so far in seven years, no chances of respite in next 2-3 days. But chances of rain likely to build up after that

lucknow Updated: Mar 31, 2017 12:39 IST
HT Correspondent
Lucknowites brave near heat-wave conditions on Thursday.
Lucknowites brave near heat-wave conditions on Thursday.(HT Photo)

With near heat-wave conditions prevailing in the state, it seems March is the new May. Lucknow sizzled at 41.1 degrees Celsius (6 degrees above normal) on Thursday, making it the hottest day of March so far in seven years.

On March 27, 2010, the city had recorded a maximum temperature of 40 degrees.

There were no chances of respite in the next two-three days and temperatures will hover between 41-42 degrees in Lucknow, said state met director JP Gupta. However, chances of rain were likely to build up after that, he added.

Banda hottest
  • Temperatures at several stations in UP remained above 40 degrees. Banda was the hottest at 43.6 degrees, which was seven degrees above normal.
  • Allahabad recorded a maximum of 42.3 degrees, Jhansi 41.6 degrees while Fursatganj, Kanpur, Churk and Hamirpur had a maximum temperature of 41 degrees.

“The reason for such high temperatures is dry north-westerly winds and approaching western disturbance,” said Gupta.

The city had a minimum temperature of 20.7 degrees, which was four degrees above normal. As per the met department’s forecast, heatwave conditions were likely in parts of the state.

Since 2014, day temperatures in March have seen an upward trend. On Wednesday, Lucknow saw a maximum temperature of 39.8 degrees. Last year on March 21, the day temperature was recorded at 38.3 degrees.

Temperatures at several stations in UP remained above 40 degrees. Banda was the hottest at 43.6 degrees, which was seven degrees above normal. Allahabad recorded a maximum of 42.3 degrees, Jhansi 41.6 degrees while Fursatganj, Kanpur, Churk and Hamirpur had a maximum temperature of 41 degrees.