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Lucknow: After sizzler relief, desert winds to push up mercury

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The Times Of India
20th May, 2019 08:46 IST

LUCKNOW: As mercury started rising again on Sunday after two days of relief following a thunderstorm, hot conditions are expected to intensify in the coming days with maximum temperature touching 42 degrees Celsius-mark by Wednesday.

However, the city might witness another round of thunderstorm on Thursday-Friday.

The maximum temperature on Sunday was 39 degree Celsius, and minimum temperature was 24.6 degree Celsius, both a degree below normal. Similar conditions are expected on Monday but thereafter, mercury will rise by 2-3 degrees.

Strong dust-raising winds are also expected to lash the city.

State Met officers said the western disturbance (WD), which was responsible for the thunderstorm on Friday night, changed the wind pattern in the state, replacing dry hot westerly winds with moisture-laden easterlies. However, the western disturbance has fizzled out and dry hot winds coming from Rajasthan are all set to revive. The change in weather conditions will make temperatures rise, they added.

However, another WD is expected to hit the Himalayas on Tuesday. The WD may cause thunderstorm or light rains in some parts of the state on Thursday and Friday. Weather will be clear on Saturday but sultry conditions are expected for a couple of days.

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