Lucknow, May 19 (PTI) Temperatures in many places in

Uttar Pradesh today crossed the 40-degrees mark with Allahabad

and Banda being the hottest places in the state, the MeT

department said.

State capital Lucknow recorded a maximum temperature of

40.8 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 25.9 degrees Celsius.

Allahabad and Banda recorded 44 degrees Celsius

each, Varanasi 43.4 degrees Celsius, Sultanpur 43.2 degrees

Celsius, Orai 43 degrees Celsius, Etawah and Jhansi 42.6

degrees Celsius each, Fatehgarh 42.2 degrees Celsius) and Rae

Bareli 41.6 degree Celsius.

The temperature at Hamirpur was 41.2 degrees Celsius,

Ballia 41 degrees Celsius, Basti and Najibabad 40.5 degrees

Celsius each and Kanpur 40 degrees Celsius.

The MeT department has predicted rain or thunder showers

at isolated places in the state and warned of thunderstorms

accompanied by squall.

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