Meerut: Incessant rainfall in the Western region of Uttar Pradesh has severely damaged the standing cane crops increasing losses of the farmers, reports The Times of India.
The sugarcane fields have been waterlogged due to the continuous rainfall in January this year and the mercury level has dropped by 6 degrees Celsius to below 16 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological department has stated that the region is likely to witness dense or very dense fog with cold waves in the next two days.
According to The Times of India, N. Subhash, principal scientist (agriculture meteorology) at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Agriculture University said that the rainfall in the ongoing month is five times higher than normal. From Tuesday the weather is likely to be normal.
The maximum temperature on Monday was 14.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was around 6.8 degrees Celsius.
According to the officials at the meteorological department, for the first time in the last 43 years, Meerut experienced the wettest January.