Summer effects| Two lives come to an end due to Heat wave
Lucknow: Owing to the scalding heat wave across Uttar Pradesh, a 65-year old Malti Devi and 42-year-old Omveer have lost their lives. The deceased hails from Mundera town of Allahabad and Gadhiya Sheelam village of Etah respectively.
According to weather reports, "There will be no respite in the coming days. The mercury is rising both during day and night. Warm winds 'loo' blowing across the state was adding to the woes."
The weather reports further stated that, Banda remained the hottest district in the past 24-hours, the maximum temperature recorded was 47 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature recorded in the capital city was 43.3 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees above normal, while Allahabad, Jhansi and Agra recorded the maximum temperature of 46.3 degrees Celsius, 45.1 44.6 degrees Celsius respectively.
Sonbhadra recorded 44.6 degrees Celsius while Mirzapur was very hot at 44.9 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological officials stated that Monday's temperature recorded across the state has shattered past records set during the month of May. The officials further stated, "The present weather conditions were likely to continue in most parts of the state, though Muzaffarnagar, Meerut and Saharanpur would have cloudy conditions owing to a westerly disturbance over Pakistan while some areas might get light drizzle as well."