Bihar lashed by heavy rainfall

Bihar was lashed by heavy rainfall on Saturday and the MET office warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 05, 2014, 23:24 PM IST

Patna: Bihar was lashed by heavy rainfall on Saturday and the MET office warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state.
More rain is expected over the next 24 hours the local Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) office said and warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state.

The heavy showers, which started yesterday but gained momentum today, occurred across the length and breadth of the state, with the IMD attributing it to the monsoon trough that has developed over Bihar and Jharkhand.

The state capital received around 9 centimetres of rainfall since yesterday afternoon, which was enough to induce heavy water logging in the city.

Bhagalpur district received over 20 centimetres of rainfall since yesterday, the maximum in the state. Muzaffarpur, Purnia, Kishanganj, Gaya, Munger, Nalanda, Vaishali, Saran and Siwan districts witnessed rainfall ranging between 10 to 16 centimetres.

"There will be fairly widespread rains across Bihar and very heavy to heavy rains may occur at a few places. The situation will ease from Monday onwards," said an IMD official posted at Patna.