After remaining absent for quite some time, rains have finally returned to the states of Bihar and Jharkhand. During the last 24 hours, both the states have recorded scattered rain and thundershower activities.
According to Skymet Weather, rains will now significantly increase and we expect light to moderate rains in many parts of Jharkhand, along with isolated heavy spells. Meanwhile, the state of Bihar would see scattered rain and thundershowers until June 23. These rains would also mark the onset of Southwest Monsoon over Bihar and in the eastern parts of Jharkhand.
These rains would be a result of a Cyclonic Circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal. Another Cyclonic Circulation is over Southwest Bihar and adjoining Jharkhand. Plus, a Trough is extending up to North Bay of Bengal across Bihar and Gangetic West Bengal. In addition to these systems, easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal are feeding moisture, thus making the conditions favourable for rains.
Moreover, these activities would help in controlling the soaring temperatures and the residents would observe a major relief from hot and dry weather conditions. Bihar was reeling under severe heat wave conditions in the recent past and also had reported several causalities due to unbearable heat.
By June 24, rains will taper over the region and weather will once again go dry. Another spell is expected around June 26, however, during this period, the intensity would remain more over Bihar and we expect heavy rains to lash the foothills of Bihar such as Champaran, Sitamarhi, Bhagalpur, Purnea and Supaul. The interior parts such as Muzaffarpur, Patna, Gaya and Nawada would observe light rains. On the contrary, Jharkhand would record isolated light rains during this period.
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