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Heavy Monsoon rain in Bihar and Jharkhand to aggravate flood situation

August 22, 2016 12:36 PM |

bihar floods 1Southwest Monsoon has been giving relentless rains over Jharkhand and Bihar. This ongoing spell of rainfall over these two states could be attributed to the low pressure area over Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal region.

The prevailing weather system has now intensified into a well-marked low pressure area, while moving in a westerly direction. The Monsoon system is now lying over West Bengal and adjoining Jharkhand region.

Gaya in Bihar received 87 mm of rainfall in a span of 24 hours, from 8.30 am on Sunday. Purnea also received 32.8 mm, Bhagalpur 7.2 mm and Chapra 6.6 mm of rainfall.

Jamshedpur received a whopping 82 mm of rainfall. In Jharkhand, Bokaro received 38.4 mm, Deogarh 26.6 mm and Ranchi 24.2 mm.


Over the weekend, the River Ganga wreaked havoc in Patna as it entered homes and institutions. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are already at work over the state. Further rains over Bihar and Jharkhand could make matters worse.

Jharkhand will receive heavy to very heavy Monsoon showers during next 24 hours. Southern parts of Bihar will also not be spared from heavy rains.

After August 23, the weather system will move towards Madhya Pradesh. Therefore, rains will reduce over the two states. The prevailing weather system is moving very fast and thus, the intensity of rainfall will reduce quite fast.

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