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Monsoon Showers To Continue Over Bihar During The Week

August 30, 2022 5:30 PM |

The state of Bihar finally snapped the losing streak of monsoon showers since 21stAug.  The subdivision received surplus rains on 27th & 28th Aug.  Good rains for a couple of days reduced the seasonal shortfall from 41% to 39%.  Earlier, during the last 2 weeks, the state observed scanty rains with a deficit of 79% between 11th-18th Aug and a shortfall of 40% from 18th to 24thAug 2022.

The perpetual jinx of sketchy rains over the state may find a better shade over this week.  Rainfall may not be heavy and widespread all through, but adequate rains on few days seem quite evident, more so on 31stAug 2022.

During the last 3 monsoon seasons, the country observed normal to above normal rains . State of Bihar was also symmetrically aligned to have a hat trick of good monsoon.  Year 2020 was the best of last 3 seasons with an excess of 25% monsoon rainfall.  Earlier, the state had witnessed worst performance in 2015 and 2018, both with a huge rainfall deficit of 25%.  Last year, the season was ‘break even’ and ended with a marginal surplus of 3%.

The state of Bihar, along with the neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal has not found favors with Monsoon 2022. Prolonged dry spells hit the farmers hard in the rice growing bowl of the country.  An irreparable damage was inflicted and the monsoon remained poised precariously, even half way through the season and beyond. Some silver lining on the horizon, albeit delayed, for few decent showers over the week for the state, more so for the northern and eastern parts..

Monsoon trough is running north of its normal position, close to the foothills. A cyclonic circulation is embedded in the lower levels over North Bihar and adjoining parts. Many parts of the state can expect rain and thundershowers, mostly moderate and heavy at few places.

The foothills and northeast corner of the state is at risk, more so on 31st Aug and 01st Sep. Caution need to be exercised for lightning and thunderstorm accompanied with  intense rains. Squally weather conditions are quite likely in the evening and night during this period. Some parts including Champaran, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, supaul, Araria, Madhepura, Purnea, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Kishanganj and Katihar are at bigger risk.

A fresh cyclonic circulation is likely to emerge over the coastal parts of Odisha and neighboring Bay of Bengal on around 04thSep. This will drag the eastern end of the monsoon trough, south of its normal position. The easterly stream over the state during those days will ease the weather conditions, at least for few days.

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