Widespread rains in Bihar, mercury dips

Patna, Sep 6: Widespread rains in Bihar caused the mercury to dip in Patna and other parts of the state today though humidity level remained high.

The downpour since morning created problem of water-logging in many areas of Patna.


The capital city recorded 85.9 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours, Met office said.

Bhagalpur registered 245.6 mm rain, while it was 14.2 mm in Bhagalpur and 1.2 mm in Purnea, it said.

Maximum temperature in Patna was recorded at 31.4 degrees Celsius. It was 27.7 degrees Celsius in the temple town of Gaya, while Bhagalpur recorded 33.8 degrees Celsius and Purnea 34 degrees Celsius, the bulletin said.

Patna recorded 93 per cent humidity, Gaya 96 per cent, Bhagalpur 89 per cent and Purnea 88 per cent.

The state weather office has forecast generally cloudy sky with moderate rain in the next 24 hours.


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