Rain brings respite from severe heat in Patna

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Patna (Bihar), May 7 (ANI): Tourists and locals in Patna rejoiced on Friday, as rainfall brought respite from the severe heat.

The rainfall, which began this morning, brought relief from the rising temperatures as the showers brought an end to a two month long heat spell.

"It was so hot here that because of the heat all the people were extremely perturbed. But this rain has brought so much relief in this heat," said Ajay Kumar, a local.

The rain also gave an opportunity to the tourists to leave their hotel rooms and explore the city.

"As it was so hot outside, we preferred staying inside the hotel.

But because of the rainfall today, we are enjoying a great deal. I am out with my family for sightseeing thinking that because of the rain the weather will be a little cold," said Ram Kumar Pardhan, a tourist.

"It is a great relief from the severe heat. It was so hot in Patna that we had planned to leave the city," he added.

The light thunderstorm and rain has brought down the temperature to 24 degree Celsius.

Patna experienced the hottest April of the past decade with maximum temperature going up to 43.3 degree Celsius.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had earlier ordered to reduce the number of school hours to protect the health of children in the scorching heat. (ANI)

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