Rains in eastern UP but heat wave continues in western parts of state, Orai hottest at 47 degrees
Temperatures were above normal in Allahabad, Moradabad, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Kanpur divisions of Uttar Pradesh. Orai recording the highest maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius.india Updated: May 29, 2018 18:11 IST
Dust and thunder storms accompanied by rains occurred at isolated places over eastern Uttar Pradesh but weather remained dry over western parts of the state on Tuesday, the weather office said.
Day temperature was above normal in Allahabad, Moradabad, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Kanpur divisions, with Orai recording the highest maximum temperature of 47 degrees Celsius.
Rain and thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds or squall, with wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph, were very likely at isolated places in the state over the next couple of days, MeT officials said.
On Monday night, thunderstorm and lightning claimed at least 15 lives and injured 10 people in various parts of Uttar Pradesh, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
“While six persons were killed in Unnao in incidents of thunderstorm and lightning last night, three persons died in Raebareli, and two each in Kanpur, Pilibhit and Gonda districts,” UP Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said.