During the last few days, scattered to fairly widespread rain and thundershower activities occurred over the eastern parts of the country.
During the last 24 hours also, the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal have received light to moderate rain and thundershowers. For instance, Ranchi in Jharkhand and Bhagalpur in Bihar received 4 mm and 1 mm of rain, respectively. While Midnapore and Bankura in West Bengal observed 13 mm and 8 mm of rain. While Purulia received 6 mm and Burdwan 5 mm. One or two places in Odisha also received rains.
At present, a Trough is extending from the northern plains up to Bihar across East Uttar Pradesh. Thus, we expect rain to increase in East Uttar Pradesh. Places like Bahraich, Gorakhpur, Siddharthnagar and Allahabad may receive good rain and thundershower today.
The western parts of Bihar may also receive scattered rain and thundershower. Rainfall activities will now also increase in coastal Odisha and its adjoining areas. After 24 hours, rainfall activities will increase in Gangetic West Bengal and many parts of Odisha as well as Jharkhand. These rain and thundershower activities are likely to continue in the eastern parts of the country up to the afternoon of January 30.
However, rain will start reducing from East Uttar Pradesh and Bihar tomorrow onwards. On and off rains will continue to be observed in cities of Gangetic West Bengal like Kolkata, Puri, Bhubaneswar and Paradip. By the evening of January 30, the weather will start clearing up from the eastern parts of the country leading to a drop in the minimum temperature due to the commencement of cold northwesterly winds. The minimum temperature in the region has been on the rise for the last few days. It will start declining January 31 onward.
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