Two die in UP as rain lashes North India

Rains and thundershowers lashed large parts of North India on Saturday, leaving two persons dead in Uttar Pradesh while the hill states experienced fresh snowfall, keeping the mercury down in the region.

In New Delhi, overnight rains and thunderstorm ended the warm spell people have been experiencing for the last couple of days and brought back chill in the air.
Rain gauges measured 7.6 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.

Maximum temperature in the national capital plummeted from Friday’s 27.1 degrees Celsius to 22.6 deg C on Saturday which is two notches below normal. The minimum temperature in the city, however, climbed from Friday’s 13.9 deg C to 14.9 deg C. Light to moderate rain was witnessed in parts of Uttar Pradesh and two persons were killed after being hit by lightning in the state.

One person each was killed in Jalaun and Etah districts after lightning hit them, official sources said here.

The Met department has warned that thunder-squall and hailstorm would occur at isolated places over the state during next 24 hours.

Fresh snowfall across Kashmir prompted authorities to issue an avalanche warning in higher reaches of the Valley.

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