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Uttar Pradesh: Monsoon at door, brace for more showers

LUCKNOW: As the three-hours heavy pre-monsoon rains and overcast sky turned the weather pleasant on Thursday, the weatherman said that monsoon currents are knocking at the door and would enter the state and the city anytime between Friday and Saturday.
This means, city will get more light to moderate rains till Monday, with possibilities of some spells of heavy showers in between. The rainfall intensity would, however, decline from Tuesday, said state Met director JP Gupta. A moderate, over 40mm rains were recorded from the morning till evening, which was the highest in a day in June in the past three years. Heavy showers in the morning were followed by intermittent drizzle till the night.

A peacock dances in Lucknow zoo during Thursday’s downpour (ANI Photo)

The rare and amazing part was that there was hardly any difference in the day and night temperatures. While the minimum temperature was 27 degrees Celsius, 0.7 units above normal, the maximum temperature plummeted to 27.4 degrees Celsius, 11.5 notches below normal. The cool breeze provided relief from the sultry conditions.
The Met officials said conditions are favourable for further advance of the monsoon into some more parts of Gujarat, MP, and Odisha,West Bengal and Jharkhand and some parts of Bihar and east UP during next 48 hours, they added.

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