In Uttar Pradesh, the death toll due to recurrent thunderstorm in various parts of the state since Friday evening has risen to 18.
Four persons in Amethi, three in Ghazipur, two each in Deoria, Saharanpur and Bahraich and one person each have been killed in Jaunpur, Lalitpur, Saharnpur, Mau and Bijnore districts either due to tree falling and house collapse or because of lightning in cyclonic storm.
Whereas nine persons were injured Friday evening when a giant wheel collapsed in an exhibition at Amroha due to strong winds. At several places highways and rail tracks were blocked for hours as scores of uprooted trees and electric poles fell upon it.
​In last three days ​Meerut recorded 13.6​ ​mm rains, highest in the state​ of UP​. Bundelkhand region, however, continued to record 40 degrees Celsius and above maximum temperatures.​
The thunderstorm followed by rains led to drastic drop in temperature turning weather pleasant on Sunday​ at several places​. Though monsoon is still far away, monsoon-like conditions prevailed all day​ at​ capital city Lucknow and at other places​.​ ​
Out of 18 persons who lost their lives due to thunderstorm, 13​ were fatally hit by uprooted trees or were buried in the debris of collapsed walls and houses.​ 
​Met department says that similar conditions are expected to prevail till Tuesday. ​​​

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