Lucknow: The gruelling heat wave that started in Uttar Pradesh a week ago shows no sign of abating with the mercury expected to touch 45 degrees Celsius at many places in the state Tuesday.
The weather office predicted warm winds, locally known as `loo`, making the day even more scorching.
Power outages in many parts of the state have added to the misery of the people. Power department officials said they were adhering to the schedule issued by the state government and conceded that the power scene was grim and unmanageable.
Several districts in the state already recorded a seasonal high of 44 plus degrees Monday. Allahabad witnessed a high temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius while places like Rae Bareli (43), Varanasi (42.9), Kanpur (40.6), Lucknow (42.1) also bore the brunt of the heat wave.
The minimum temperature in many parts of the state, including the state capital, also inched up and touched 23.3 degrees, which is a notch higher than the normal, a met official said.
According to the met office, most cities in the state will witness a steep rise in temperatures this week, with the sun making life tough in places like Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Unnao, Allahabad, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Orai, Etawah, Mainpuri and Mirzapur.