Bihar and Jharkhand have been witnessing lightning and thunderstorm activities for the last few days. Normally during afternoon hours, conditions become favorable for the development of thunder clouds followed by thunderstorm activities in the eastern parts of the country.
Sunday afternoon was no different as thunderstorm and thundershowers began during early afternoon hours.
Moist easterlies are prevailing in the lowers levels and a trough is extending across the eastern parts of the country. These two weather systems are causing instability over the region.
The ongoing situation will continue to prevail over many parts of North Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand during next 48 hours. Some parts of East Uttar Pradesh will also be affected by rain and thundershowers.
The image above shows lightning and thunderstorm activities in Bihar, Jharkhand and East Uttar Pradesh at about 3.30 pm on Sunday.
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In the image above we can see that the lightning strikes are shown using a flash symbol and thunderclouds are represented by colorful patches over a particular area. The green color depicts rain, while the yellow patches indicate the possibility of moderate rains. Heavy showers are indicated by red patches.
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