patna: Heatwave In Patna, 16 Other Dists Till Thurs | Patna News

PATNA: The residents across the state should brace for another spell of sweltering heat as Patna Meteorological Department on Monday issued yellow-coloured alert till April 28 in Patna, Gaya, Bhojpur, Kaimur, Aurangabad, Nawada, Nalanda, Arwal, Jamui, Shikhpura, West Champaran, East Champaran, Gopalganj, Siwan, Saran, Buxar and Rohtas districts.
The intensity of heatwave is likely to reduce, especially in north Bihar, from Thursday, though several places in southern parts of the state are likely to continue facing the same weather conditions.
Much of the sweltering heat has been attributed to hot and gusty westerly winds blowing across the state. “Dry and hot westerly winds are blowing in the state. Accordingly, the weather across the state is likely to remain hot and dry.
Banka at 43.2 degrees C hottest in state
Loo (hot and gusty westerly winds in local parlance) is likely to blow in north-west, south-west, south-central and south-eastern parts of the state over the next three to four days. People in these areas are advised to take necessary precautions to protect from the heat,” said Kamini Kumar, an official at Patna Meteorological Centre.
It declared heatwave in 18 of the 38 districts on Monday. The districts included Patna, Purnia, Saran (Chhapra), Supaul, Forbesganj, Bhagalpur (Sabour), Rohtas (Dehri), East Champaran, Sheikhpura, West Champaran (Madhopur), Jamui, Buxar, Aurangabad, Khagaria, Banka, Nawada, Nalanda (Harnaut) and Siwan (Ziradei).
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) norms, heatwave condition prevails at a place when normal temperature is 40 degrees C and above and the actual temperature continuous to be 4.5 notches above the respective normal for two consecutive days. The maximum temperature was above 40 degrees C in 21 districts on Monday. Banka was the hottest place in the state with the maximum temperature at 43.2 degrees C. The maximum temperature at Patna and Gaya was 42.4 and 42.6 degrees C, respectively.

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