Lucknow: North India including the whole of UP is in the grip of scorching heat these days. In March itself, the heat is giving the feeling of May-June. In the capital Lucknow, mercury broke the five-year record of heat in March, while Agra was the hottest place in the state on Tuesday with a temperature of 42.4 degrees.
This is the third time in the last ten years that the mercury in Lucknow crossed 40 degrees in March. The maximum temperature on Tuesday was recorded at 40.6 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal, which is the highest since March 30, 2017 at 41.1 degrees Celsius. According to meteorologists, the maximum mercury can go up to 42 degree Celsius within a week and heat wave can also go on soon.
According to the reports of 38 districts received by the Lucknow Meteorological Department on Tuesday, Agra was the hottest place in the state. The day temperature was recorded at 42.4 degrees. It is seven degrees Celsius above normal. In second place was the area of Kanpur Air Force Station. Here the mercury was recorded at 41.8 degrees. For the second day in Jhansi, the mercury remained above 41 degree Celsius for the second consecutive day.
According to Meteorological Department, hot winds are blowing in many parts of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Central Uttar Pradesh. The people living in these states are not going to get relief from the heat wave for the next three days. These hot winds are blowing from the north-west which is coming towards UP via Rajasthan via Pakistan. According to the Meteorological Department, the mercury is likely to remain in the range of 40-42 degree Celsius in the coming three to four days.
scorching heat due to three reasons
1. These days hot westerly winds are blowing, due to which the whole atmosphere became dry.
2. It has been more than twenty days and there is no rain in the whole of North and Central India
3. This time a counter cyclonic circulation had formed in mid-March itself. due to which increase in heat
Generally in March, due to western disturbances, light rain and three-four gusts of strong wind come. But, this time there is no such possibility for the next ten days.