Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under severe heat with mercury hovering in most parts of the state above 40 degrees Celsius. Allahabad recorded highest temperature of 45.2 degrees Celsius. The harsh weather has adversely effected normal life.
The places that remained abuzz wore deserted look during day hours. District administration in most of the districts have changed school timings for the sake of kids. The people are getting ill due to heat stroke and long queues can be seen on hospitals.