Despite rise in day temperatures, 10 die due to cold in UP
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Last Updated: Monday, January 25, 2010, 23:06
Lucknow: Despite a rise in the day temperatures at many places in Uttar Pradesh, 10 more persons have died in the state due to the cold, taking the death toll this winter to 516.

While three persons died overnight due to the cold in Chandauli, two deaths each were reported from Mau and Jaunpur and one each from Sitapur, Padrauna and Azamgarh, official sources said.

Farukkhabad, which recorded a minimum temperature of 3.8 degree celsius, was the coldest place in the state, followed by Gorakhpur, where mercury the mercury settled at 5.8 degrees, four degrees below normal, the Met department said.

In Varanasi, the minimum temperature was recorded at six degrees, four three marks below normal and in Sultanpur, the mercury settled at 6 degrees, three notches below normal. Bareilly recorded a low of of 7 degrees, two marks below normal.

However, day temperatures were on the upswing at many places. Lucknow, which experienced a day temperature of 17.2 degrees yesterday, saw the mercury rise to 18.8 degrees, the Met office said.

Similarly, the day temperature was also higher in Bahraich at 18.6 degrees in comparison to yesterday's 14.4 degrees.

In Kanpur, the maximum temperature was 18.5 degrees, four degrees below normal.


First Published: Monday, January 25, 2010, 23:06

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