On Saturday, isolated thunderstorms may develop in the northeastern region of Bihar, bringing welcome relief from the oppressive heat.
All northern regions are expected to experience similar conditions beginning on Sunday, while the south-eastern region is predicted to receive precipitation beginning on June 13.
Several districts, including Madhepura, Purnia, and Saharsa, experienced light to moderate thunderstorms with precipitation on Friday. “Saturday will likely bring isolated showers to sections of northern Bihar. Southern and eastern regions will experience a severe heatwave until June 11, followed by a gradual decrease in intensity and spatial distribution “Ashish Kumar Singh, a meteorologist at the Patna Meteorological Centre, remarked.
“Thunderstorm activity is anticipated to begin on Sunday in northern Bihar,” he added.
Despite these developments, some regions continue to experience scorching temperatures. Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued orange alerts in nine districts, including Patna and Nalanda, for a severe heatwave. In eight districts, including Bhagalpur and Katihar, a yellow alert for a heat wave has been issued.
Friday, according to the evening report of the Patna Meteorological Centre, ten districts, including Patna, Bhojpur, and Vaishali, were experiencing a severe heatwave. There was a heatwave in nine districts, including Nawada, Muzaffarpur, and Aurangabad. Friday’s highest maximum temperature was recorded in Vaishali at 44.8 degrees Celsius, closely followed by Bhojpur at 44.6 degrees Celsius. The highest recorded temperature in Patna was 44.4 degrees Celsius. Some regions, including Sheikhpura, Nalanda, and Aurangabad, are expected to experience heatwave conditions through June 13.
The northern districts of Bihar will likely experience temperatures between 40 and 42 degrees Celsius until June 13, whereas the temperature in the northeastern regions will likely decrease by two to four degrees beginning on June 12.
The southern regions will experience temperatures between 42 and 44 degrees Celsius until June 10, with a 2 to 4 degree drop expected over the next two days.