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Heat Wave to Ease in Uttar Pradesh by June 18th, Monsoon Relief on the Horizon

June 14, 2024 1:33 PM |

Uttar Pradesh residents can expect some respite from the scorching heat wave as weather reports indicate a change in conditions by June 18th. Many districts in the state have been sweltering under temperatures exceeding 45 degrees Celsius, with Prayagraj in the east recording a staggering 47 degrees. Cities like Varanasi, Bahraich, Hamirpur, Bulandshahar, Lucknow, Hardoi, and Bareilly haven't fared much better, all experiencing temperatures between 44 and 46 degrees.

This extended heat wave has been one of the most severe witnessed in the Indo-Gangetic plains, including Uttar Pradesh, in recent years. The culprit behind this relentless heat is a combination of continuous dry weather, clear skies, and hot, dry westerly winds. These winds originate from the arid regions of Sindh, Balochistan, and the Thar desert, further intensifying the heat.

However, there's light at the end of the tunnel. A shift in weather patterns is expected from June 18th onwards. A cyclonic circulation is forecast to develop over East Uttar Pradesh and adjoining areas of Bihar. Additionally, a trough will extend from this circulation towards Uttarakhand, influencing the foothills of Uttar Pradesh. This will lead to an increase in humidity, paving the way for the gradual arrival of the monsoon. The monsoon is expected to first reach northeastern Uttar Pradesh and then progressively move towards the northwestern parts by June 20th or 21st.

Relief from the scorching heat will come in the form of rain. Rain activities are expected to pick up pace in East Uttar Pradesh from June 18th, and by June 20th, scattered rain showers are likely to grace the central parts of the state as well. These much-needed monsoon rains will not only bring a welcome respite from the oppressive heat but will also significantly improve the water situation in Uttar Pradesh. The parched regions of the state will finally receive a good drenching, leading to increased soil moisture and replenishing water scarcity.

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