Lucknow : After a long, hot and humid spell, rains brought relief to the people in Uttar Pradesh or north india parts like Delhi,Rajasthan on Wednesday.
An overcast sky and refreshing breeze set the pace for the day, finally giving the residents here the much needed respite from a simmering heat wave.
There would be thunder showers in most of the areas around the state capital and neighbouring areas, the Regional Met Office predicted.
In the past 24 hours, the weather conditions turned and rains were reported from most parts of Poorvanchal, which was simmering under a never-seen-before heat wave. The mercury slipped seven degrees.
The maximum temperature in Lucknow on Tuesday was 35.3 degrees Celsius, which was five degrees less than normal, and the night temperature also plummeted to 28.4 degrees Celsius.
Director of the Regional Met Office, J.P. Gupta has said that there could be some pre-monsoonal showers on Wednesday.
Gupta said due to a westerly disturbance, a depression was forming over northwest regions of the state which could lead to rains in Uttar Pradesh.
Rains were likely in most regions over the remaining days of this week, he added.
The minimum temperature fell two notches below the season's average and was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius.
After 11.8 mm rain on June 1, a hot and humid spell had hit the city but rains on Wednesday brought some relief.
"The sky will remain generally cloudy throughout the day. Rains are very likely to occur even in the later part of the day," an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told IANS.
The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 37 degrees Celsius.
The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 57 per cent.
Delhi residents suffered under a searing sun on Tuesday as the mercury touched 43.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the normal.
Even the minimum temperature rose seven not