After two days of respite, the harsh winter has once again returned in UP. The Meteorological Department has issued a warning of cold wave in western UP from Monday. Due to the development of another western disturbance, after January 18, the weather is likely to turn again in some parts of the state. Between January 18 and 20, there may be cloudy-rainy weather especially in western UP. Meanwhile, in some districts including Lucknow, Varanasi, schools from class one to 12 will open from Monday. Lucknow’s primary schools, which were closed for 15 days due to winter vacation, will also open. The officials of the education department have decided to open schools in these districts due to sunshine during the day for two days. Whereas in some districts including Gorakhpur, Badaun, Hapur, the school holiday has been extended till January 17. According to the Meteorological Department, cold and melting may increase for the next three days.
Lucknow’s BSA Arun Kumar said that till January 21, the timings of the schools for classes one to eight will be from 10 am to 3 pm. Schools from class nine to 12 will open from nine in the morning to three in the afternoon as before. And Varanasi’s DM S. As per Rajalingam’s instructions, all schools will open from January 16, Monday. The timing of the school will be from 10 am to 2 pm in view of the cold in the morning and evening. All council schools, all private and recognized schools and CBSE-ICSE board from class one to eight and schools of all other boards will open according to this time table.
Agra was the coldest
Agra remained the coldest place in the state with a temperature of 3.8 degrees. The outbreak of severe cold continues in the northern state of Thithure, Punjab, Haryana. The minimum temperature in Faridkot was minus one degree. In Kashmir too, the temperature remained below zero at many places.
The mercury dropped 5 degrees in Gorakhpur
After continuous sunshine for two days in Gorakhpur, cold wave started on Sunday and the temperature dropped by five degrees. It remained cloudy till noon. Light sunshine came out in the middle of the afternoon but remained ineffective due to cold winds. The chills remained the whole day. On Sunday, the day temperature was 17.8 degrees, three notches below normal. According to the meteorologist, the weather will remain like this till next Wednesday. In view of this, the District Magistrate Krishna Karunesh has ordered the closure of schools up to class 12 of all boards till January 17. However, schools where pre-board exams/practical exams are going on can call their students from 10 am to 2 pm.
Sunshine gave relief, three days of severe cold expected
Western disturbance is getting ready to stop the north-west icy winds coming from the mountains. For the time being, there will be severe cold for three days, but after that there will be relief. Earlier on Sunday, it was sunny throughout the day but the temperature did not increase.
Due to the cold winds blowing on Saturday night, the temperature of the day was expected to fall, but it stopped by falling one degree. The Meteorological Department estimates that the cold may increase further for the next three days. After this, relief will come gradually. The wind was blowing at a speed of seven-eight km per hour on Saturday night. It was expected that there would be a lot of chill on Sunday but it did not happen. The night temperature was two degrees higher than normal. The Meteorological Department recorded a minimum para of 9.9 degrees. The day was 21 degrees. The wind speed was also less during the day. Saturday’s maximum para was 22 and minimum was 9.6 degrees.