Rain in east, N-E states; north remains dry

Rain in east, N-E states; north remains dry

Rain in east, N-E states; north remains dry

Many eastern and northeastern states received varying degrees of rainfall on Monday, with Patna receiving around 13 cm rain. Dry weather prevailed across the northern region, including Delhi.

According to IMD, the southwest monsoon has been active over Uttarakhand, Bihar, Vidharbha region and Chhattisgarh. Heavy rains occurred at isolated places over Bihar, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

Bihar received light to moderate rain at most places in the northwest, northeast and southwest parts, with Patna recording 133.8 mm rain since last night, paralysing normal life and several areas of the city remained submerged in knee-deep water. Bhagalpur received 65 mm rain, while Purnea recorded 39 mm rainfall.

Heavy rain brought the maximum temperature down by a few notches, with Patna recording a high of 30.5 degrees Celsius, even as humidity levels ranged between 100 to 85%.

The national capital experienced a sultry day with the mercury settling a notch above normal. Humidity levels oscillated between 83 and 51%.

“The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, while the minimum settled at 25.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year,” a MeT official said.

In Uttar Pradesh, light to moderate rain and thundershowers occurred in the eastern parts of the state, while the weather remained dry in the western districts.

The maximum temperature in Punjab and Haryana hovered close to the normal level at most places. Chandigarh recorded a high of 33.8 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal. The weather remained generally dry across both the states, including Chandigarh, the MeT department said.

Moderate rains occurred at some places in Himachal Pradesh even as the weather remained dry in most parts of the state. The MeT department has predicted rain or thundershowers at isolated places in the mid hills over the next few days.

Several parts of Odisha, including Bhubaneswar, received sporadic rainfall since Sunday under the influence of a low-pressure belt over the west-central Bay of Bengal.

According to the MeT department, many parts of the state are likely to experience rain and thundershowers for the next three days. The low pressure area also spreads in the adjoining coastal areas of south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh. In West Bengal, except the Darjeeeling hills which received 74 mm rain since Sunday, most parts of the state experienced little or no rainfall.

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