Heat wave: Eastern wind brings relief from heat wave | Patna News

Patna: After days of sweltering heat, the state got much-needed relief on Monday with light rains at some places in north and northeast Bihar, and fast blowing easterly winds in the capital Patna. According to the Patna Meteorological Office, there was no heat wave at any place in the state that day, with the maximum temperature crossing the 40 degree Celsius mark only in Aurangabad and Rohtas’s Dehri. Forbesganj in Araria, Motihari, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Katihar and Kishanganj are among the places that received rain that day. Moreover, the Patna weather office has forecast light to moderate showers at many places in the state between May 21 and 26. “There is a good chance that Patna will receive two to three spells of rain in the next three days. The maximum temperature in the state will also drop by 3 to 4 degrees Celsius over the next two to three days and is expected to remain that way for the next three days without any major changes,” IMD Director (Patna) Ashish Kumar said. The office on Tuesday issued an orange alert for lightning and thunder with strong surface winds blowing at a speed of 40-50 kmph for 19 districts in north Bihar, while a yellow alert for the same for 15 districts in the south of Bihar including Patna. Hot days have been forecast for isolated places in Aurangabad, Kaimur, Arwal and Jehanabad districts on the day, the weather department said. On Monday, the maximum temperature in the state was 41.2°C, recorded in Aurangabad and Dehri (Rohtas). , and it was at least 21°C in Kishanganj. No other place reached the 40°C mark that day. Patna’s maximum temperature was recorded at 34.5°C, three notches below normal, and minimum at 28.8°C (3.2°C above normal).

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