Lucknow, Jan 4: The cold wave intensified in Uttar Pradesh Friday following snowfall in the Himalayan region, officials said.
Icy winds blew over most parts of the state at 20 km per hour, including the state capital Lucknow. The Met office forecast similar conditions for the next few days.
A thick blanket of fog enveloped most parts of western Uttar Pradesh, delaying more than 20 trains on the route connected to Delhi.
J.P. Gupta, regional director of the Met department, told IANS that foggy weather would continue and warned that visibility might drop to 50 metres in some regions.
While the average minimum temperature in the state dropped about five degrees below normal, the minimum temperature in Lucknow was 3.5 degrees Celsius, 3-4 degrees below the season's average.
The maximum temperature Friday is likely to be around 17 degrees Celsius in the city.