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IF THE intermittent rain that beat away the heat this Saturday made you heave a sigh of relief, here?s pouring water over your weather hopes: The days of hot, humid and sultry weather are not over yet.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2006 10:46 IST

IF THE intermittent rain that beat away the heat this Saturday made you heave a sigh of relief, here’s pouring water over your weather hopes: The days of hot, humid and sultry weather are not over yet.

It’s not the onset of the pre-monsoon showers! The weathermen says, the monsoon will reach Lucknow only in mid-June.

Met Department director RK Verma says, “The monsoon has reached Gujarat and a part of that moisture-fed air current has drifted to Uttar Pradesh. This condition is likely to prevail only for the next 24-48 hours. Once this phase is over, the sultry weather will return”.

Lucknow notched up 85 mm of rain from Friday evening to Saturday evening. As a result, the maximum temperature slumped to 32 degrees Celsius, which was eight degrees below normal. The minimum temperature has also dropped to 22 degrees Celsius which was below normal by four degrees. Moisture content in the air was recorded at a maximum.

The forecast for the next 24 hours is “cloudy sky accompanied by few spells of rains”.

According to the Met Department, not just Lucknow, the entire state is experiencing similar kind of rain. The day temperature in most cities in the state has gone down appreciably.

Though, the Met Department is not yet ready to declare when the monsoon season will start, it’s expected to be here by mid-June.