Lucknow: As `warm winter spell’ continued on Tuesday, the state Met department predicted further rise in the temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday. However, drizzle may occur on Thursday night and continue on Friday.
The maximum temperature on Tuesday shot to 27.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal, while minimum temperature was 10.9 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal. On Wednesday, maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 27 and 11 degrees Celsius respectively. State Met director JP Gupta said a western disturbance has hit hill areas in the country leading to snow and rain. It will impact west UP on Wednesday and east UP from Thursday night.
As a result, rainfall may occur in west UP on Wednesday and Thursday, while some parts of east UP would receive thundershowers or drizzles from Thursday night which would continue on Friday.
In Lucknow, the sky would be clear on Wednesday, but on Thursday it is expected to turn partly cloudy towards evening, and by night there could be drizzles in some parts. On Friday, thundershowers may occur at several places. The day temperatures will come down, while night temperatures will continue to be high till Saturday.
The western disturbance would fizzle out by Saturday. The sky would be clear on Sunday with normal day temperatures, but night temperature would fall.
If rainfall occurs as predicted, it would be second round of winter rains in January. Light rains during this part of the year are said to be good for crops.