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Lucknow: Sun up, but big gap between day, night temperatures

Lucknowites woke up to a pleasant Sunday morning with bright sunshine. The day temperature was three notches above normal at 24 degrees Celsius, the Met department said. The night temperature was 3.5 degrees Celsius (four degree below normal).

lucknow Updated: Jan 15, 2018 12:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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The Met department has forecast mainly clear sky with shallow to moderate fog for Lucknow and the adjoining areas.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Lucknowites woke up to a pleasant Sunday morning with bright sunshine. The day temperature was three notches above normal at 24 degrees Celsius, the Met department said. The night temperature was 3.5 degrees Celsius (four degree below normal).

There is a 21.5 degree Celsius difference between the day and night temperatures. Doctors have advised people, especially children and the elderly, not to shed their woollens.

The Met department has forecast mainly clear sky with shallow to moderate fog for Lucknow and the adjoining areas.

The maximum and the minimum temperature in the state capital will be around 24 and 4 degrees Celsius respectively, said met director JP Gupta.

With Lucknow experiencing pleasant weather, several people went for a family outing. As a result, parks were chock-a-block with people. A famous tea stall at Lal Bagh was the destination for those who wanted to have hot tea and samosa.

Elders in the state capital attributed this change of weather to Makar Sankranti that marks the end of Malmaas, an inauspicious month in the Hindu (Panchang) calendar. The transition of the Sun to the zodiac sign of Makar (Capricorn) heralds a change in season, they said.

Fursatganj (Rae Bareli) was the coldest in the state recording a temperature of 3.2 degrees Celsius, Bahraich 3.3, Kheri 3.4, Sultanpur and Najibabad (Bijnor) 4.2 each, Shahjahanpur 4.3, Bareilly 4.4 and Kanpur 4.4 degrees Celsius.

Across the state, the weather was most likely to stay dry with shallow to moderate fog very likely at isolated places on January 16 and January 17, the Met department said. The Met department has issued a warning of the possibility of dense fog at isolated places in the state.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 12:34 IST