Rain, thundershowers likely in Bihar

Rain, thundershowers likely in Bihar

Patna: Even as the rise in water level in river Ganga caused flooding of riverine areas in various districts of Bihar, the MeT Department today predicted few spells of rain or thundershowers in several cities of the state.

Light rainfall was reported from one or two places in western part of the state but the weather remained dry in other parts, it said.

Due to the dry weather, Patna, Gaya and Bhagalpur did not receive any rainfall while Purnea recorded 0.8 mm of rainfall.

The absence of rainfall in past 24 hours led to rise in temperature by few notches in cities including Patna which witnessed hot and humid conditions, the weatherman said.

Purnea recorded the highest temperature in the state at 35.7 degrees Celsius, followed by 35.2 degrees Celsius in Patna, 34.4 degreed Celsius in Bhagalpur and 33.1 degree Celsius in Gaya.

The MeT office forecast generally cloudy sky with few spells of rain or thundershowers in Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur while predicted Purnea may witness a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers tomorrow.

Gaya was the most humid place with humidity level at 81 per cent followed by 80 per cent in Bhagalpur and 79 per cent each in Patna and Purnea.