After a brief break, rain lashed the state capital again in the morning, the Met Office said.

Thursday's temperature was seven degrees below what is normal for this time of the season -- one of the coldest days in February in the past 18 years. The maximum temperature was 21 degrees Celsius - four degrees below normal, an official said.

Met Office director JP Gupta said rain would occur for the next 48 hours and the cold wave would only abate beginning next week.

Owing to the sudden rain, water-logging was reported from most parts of Lucknow.

(Agencies)

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