Sunday, December 29, 2019

Weather Alert: Cold wave in Uttar Pradesh will remain for two more days, mercury will fall

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The whole of Uttar Pradesh has been choked by the North Western icy winds coming through the snow-covered Uttarakhand mountains. There has been an increase in melting and chill with a sharp drop in day and night temperatures.

Day and night temperatures in all the places of the state are registering much lower than normal. This cold wave will disturb the residents of the state for two more days. Schools and colleges have to be closed due to cold in the districts, while trains and air travel are affected. Due to the cold, 18 more people died in the state on Saturday.

Aligarh was the coldest place in the state on Friday night where the mercury was recorded at 1.8 degrees Celsius. Earlier in Aligarh, 46 years ago, on 30 December 1973, nighttime mercury has been the lowest ever recorded.

Cold wave outbreak for two more days
Similarly, 4.4 in Meerut, 2 in Kanpur, 2.3 in Jhansi and 2 degrees Celsius in Bahraich. According to the Meteorological Department, during the next two days, there can be severe cold wave in different regions of the state. In these next two days, the outbreak of cold can deepen in the state. Kanpur has previously recorded 1.8 ° C on 17 December 2011 and 2 ° C on 28 December 2012. The lowest night temperature in Kanpur was recorded on January 13, 2013 - 1.1 degrees.

Meteorological Director JP Gupta says that it will remain cold for two days, after that there will be a slight improvement in the weather, then between 1st and 3rd January, there will be rain in different regions of the state, which can increase the winter. Most parts of the state, including Lucknow and the surrounding area, did not get sunny during the day and due to the 'Cold Day', the fog remained cloudy during the day. Life is suffering from this sharp weather.

On Saturday, the minimum temperature was 4.4 degrees Celsius. Earlier on December 11, it reached 4.2 degrees Celsius in Meerut. The 30-year record has been broken. In this region, the mercury in Shamli has dropped to 2 degree Celsius while the temperature of Bulandshahar, Saharanpur, Baghpat is 3 degree Celsius.

No deaths have been reported in Meerut due to the cold so far. However, 40-year-old youth Mukesh son Kishanlal died in Ahar region due to cold in Bulandshahar today. On Friday, 2 people died in Shamli and Baghpat and one in Hapur.

The harsh winter has also affected life in Bareilly. The minimum temperature in the district has fallen to 3.1 degrees. This temperature was recorded at 8:30 am on Saturday morning. This is the lowest December temperature for the last 10 years. In 2018, the December minimum temperature dropped to 3.2 degrees.

The cold has broken a 4-year record in Shahjahanpur. The maximum temperature went up to 14 degrees 4 years ago. After that in 2019, the maximum temperature has been recorded at 14 degrees maximum on 28 December. The minimum temperature is 3.8 ° C. Not a single death has occurred in Gorakhpur due to the cold. Mercury was recorded at 5.3 degrees Celsius on Friday night. So far, six deaths have been reported from the cold in the township, but none of them is confirmed. Family members performed the last rites without informing the administration. The laborer died of cold in Santakbir Nagar on Friday night.

Wherever night temperatures are recording below 4 degrees, the chances of frost are increasing. Actually, when the night temperature is below 4 degrees, the particles of water in the atmosphere begin to freeze and then it rains frozen particles of water, which is called frost. In vegetable, pulses and oilseed crops, tomato, potato, peas, mustard, gram, besides medicinal farming like marigold, basil also harm due to frost. Farmers should be aware that there should be water in the fields. - Prof. Padmakar Tripathi - Former Scientist Faizabad Agriculture University

Due to frost, betel farming is suffering a huge loss. Pan is rotting due to frost in Lucknow, Unnao, Kanpur, Sitapur, Hardoi, Barabanki, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, Mahoba, Lalitpur, Azamgarh and Ballia. - Small Lal Chaurasia General Secretary National Pan Kisan Union

Where is the mercury recorded
Space maximum minimum
Agra 14.5 4.1
Aligarh 11.2 1.8
Kanpur 12.2 2.0
Jhansi 9.9 2.3
Meerut 11.6 4.4
Bareilly 13.1 3.1
Gorakhpur 14.0 5.3
Varanasi 13.0 4.0
Banda 15.8 3.0
Lucknow 14.4 3.5
Moradabad 13.7 3.8
Bahraich 13.6 2.0

Where is the broken record

Night temperature dropped by 2 degrees in Kanpur, maximum temperature was 12.6 degrees, 45-year record broken
Four degrees Celsius in Benares, five-year record broken
The cold has broken a 4-year record in Shahjahanpur. The maximum temperature went up to 14 degrees 4 years ago.
Where how many deaths

10 died of brain stroke and heart attack
Three died in Unnao, farmer died in Jhansi, woman died of cold in Rae Bareli, innocent died in Bahraich, cold worker died in Santakbirnagar, woman died in Shahjahanpur

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