MeT predicts moderate to heavy rain in Bihar from tomorrow

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People of Bihar may get respite from humid conditions prevailing in the state since past one week or so as the MeT department on Saturday predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in the state from Sunday.

"There will be moderate rainfall in Bihar on Sunday while the state is likely to witness heavy rains for next three days from day after tomorrow (i.e. from Monday)," Patna MeT Department Director Ashish Sen told PTI.

It may be noted that the monsoon had weakened in Bihar for a week as the monsoon troughline had gone down towards south i.e. towards Odisha. This resulted in negligible to light rainfall in the past one week in the state.

But now the monsoon troughline, which had gone down towards south, has come up once again, Sen said adding that this would result in heavy rains in the state.

In its forecast for next 24 hours, MeT department said that Patna and Gaya are likely to witness generally cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm.

While Bhagalpur and Purnea are likely to witness generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers tomorrow, the MeT official said.

Patna recorded the maximum temperature of 35.5 degrees Celsius while Gaya registered 36 degree Celsius.

Purnea registered maximum temperature of 32.4 degrees Celsius while Bhagalpur was the hottest place in Bihar which recorded 36.4 degrees Celsius, it said.

Patna recorded 75% of humidity both in the morning and evening while Gaya had a humidity level of 66% in the morning while 55% in the evening.

Bhagalpur had a maximum humidity of 79% and a minimum of 81%. Purnea recorded the maximum level of humidity of 79% and 92%.

Purnea recorded a rainfall of 8 mm till 5:30 pm on Saturday while Bhagalpur received a rainfall of 0.8 mm. Gaya had nil rainfall and Patna, the capital, reported traces, the MeT department said.

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