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South-west monsoon active in Bihar

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New Delhi: Rain triggered by the south-west monsoon active over Bihar kept temperatures at comfortable level in Patna and other parts of the state during the past 24 hours, Met department said.

Light to moderate rainfall occurred at most places in south west, south central and north west parts of Bihar while one or two places of south west, south central and north west parts of the state were lashed by heavy rainfall.

The weather remained pleasant in Patna for the second consecutive day as the state capital witnessed a good morning showers on Thursday.

Patna registered 40.8 mm of rainfall, Met office said.

While Gaya registered the highest amount of rainfall among the major cities at 107.9 mm, Purnea recorded 1.3 mm and Bhagalpur received nil rainfall, it said.

In its forecast for the next 24 hours for the state, the Met department predicted that generally cloudy sky with light rain for major cities of Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Purnea.

The light to moderate rainfall brought the temperature down across the major cities of the state.

Bhagalpur recorded the highest maximum temperature at 34.7 degrees Celsius followed by 33.8 degrees Celsius in Purnea, 31.6 degrees Celsius in Patna and 30.3 degrees Celsius in Gaya, Met office said.

Due to heavy rainfall, Gaya remained the most humid place with 98 per cent followed by 97 per cent of humidity level in Patna, 93 per cent in Bhagalpur and 80 per cent in Purnea.

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