The monsoon, which hit Bihar’s north east districts on Friday, covered the entire State on Saturday, the Patna Meteorological Centre said. Several cities and towns in different parts of the State received good rainfall, bringing down the temperature below normal maximum temperature.
Patna, like other cities, which have been facing the heatwave since the beginning of June this year, on Saturday witnessed pleasant weather because of the first spell of good rainfall since the morning.
Patna received 33.0 mm of rainfall during the monsoon between 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, bringing down maximum temperature down to 32.4ºC, which is three notches below normal, Met official said.
Gaya recorded a temperature of 33.0ºC, which is three degrees below normal maximum temperature, he said.
Bhagalpur and Purnea recorded maximum temperature of 36.0ºC and 33.8ºC respectively, Met official said, adding that Bhagalpur and Purnea recorded 3.2 mm and 0.3 mm rainfall respectively.
Met department forecast said that Patna is expected to witness generally cloudy sky on Sunday while Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnea are expected to witness generally cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm.