UP blessed with monsoon showers

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Lucknow, Jun 16 (UNI) People here today woke up to pleasant weather as South-West monsoon showers lashed most parts of Uttar Pradesh.

After rains in eastern UP, the monsoon has approached western part of the state and made the weather enjoyable with decline in temperatur.

Heavy rains that caused water-logging on roads, however, prorided some hardship to the office-goers, while forcing many others to confine themselves to homes.

According to the meteorological department, moderate to rather heavy rains occurred at most places of the state, including Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Faizabad, Allahabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Bareilly, Moradabad and Meerut divisions.

While, light to moderate rainfall occurred at isolated places in Agra and Jhansi divisions.

In the last 24 hours, Moradabad recorded 9 cm rainfall while Hathpurvaghat and Aligarh witnessed 8 cm and 7 cm respectively.

Chhatnag (Allahabad) and Ballia recorded 6 cm each.

Meanwhile, the weatherman has forecast moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers accompanied with squall in many places of the state.

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