Rain lashes parts of Uttar Pradesh

With temperatures soaring and heat waves being declared in various states in the past, Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow and Kanpur woke up to showers of rain, giving a much-needed respite from the scorching heat. India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded a temperature of 39 degree Celsius and 29 degree Celsius as maximum and minimum temperature respectively in Lucknow. Several women in the past have performed prayers for rain in Kanpur.