Lucknow: Most parts of Uttar Pradesh continued to shiver on Tuesday with icy winds blowing and the regional Met office forecasting a spell of rains later in the day.
After not so chilly winters, the past few days have been very cold in Lucknow and other parts of the eastern and western Uttar Pradesh.
The Mercury in the past 24-hours recorded a major fall in Lucknow with the night temperature hovering around 2.4 degrees Celsius, a drop of over six degrees Celsius than the average temperature recorded during this year's winter.
After Lucknow, the coldest place in the state was Meerut where night temperature was recorded at 2.8 degrees Celsius.
Moradabad followed with 3.7 degrees Celsius and Kanpur recorded 3.8 degrees Celsius.
The weather office said this week there will be no respite in sight as continuous snowfall in the hilly regions and the icy winds were bound to add to the winter chills.
Owing to the intensified cold wave, many schools have shifted the early morning timings to late mornings.