Winter chill back in UP

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Lucknow, Jan 13 (UNI) After days of respite from the piercing cold, winter chill returned to Uttar Pradesh making people shiver even during the day.

As the western disturbance hovering over the state since last couple of days fizzled out, snowfall in upper reaches of Uttarakhand and Kashmir shivered people across UP.

UP Met director K P Kulshrestha said the western disturbance, under the influence of which temperatures were soaring, has ended, paving the way for dry icy winds.

In the last 24 hrs, high-velocity winds penetrated the state, reviving the spine-chilling weather.

Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur and Faizabad divisions witnessed a phenomenal dip in night temperature.

Taj City was the coldest recording 5.4 degrees Celsius temperature, which was two degrees below normal.

Temple town Allahabad recorded 8.4 degrees C, followed by Lucknow 6.4 degrees C.

Weather remained mainly dry in the remaining divisions of UP.

According to weatherman, there will be no significant change in weather in the next 24 hrs.

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