Strong winds, rain lash Lucknow

May 15th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by admin  

Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Strong gusts of wind accompanied by a short spell of rain lashed the Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday and officials said the city would experience similar weather conditions in the coming days as well. The wind speed recorded at Amausi Airport was approximately 70-75 km an hour, a met department official here said.

Met department director K.P. Kulshrestha said the stormy conditions were typical of the pre-monsoon period.

“The change in weather was owing to the upper air cyclonic circulation formed in different parts of the north-west regions of the country,” he explained.

Kulshrestha said Delhi and Agra had also experienced similar weather conditions.

The met department said the city would continue to witness strong winds and rain in the coming few days.

Agricultural scientists, meanwhile, said the stormy weather could affect crops of mango, musk-melon and water-melon.

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