The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that seven districts in Bihar witnessed heatwave conditions on Monday and the temperature is likely to soar in the next two days. According to the IMD, the temperature was above 40 degrees Celsius in seven districts and similar conditions have been predicted in parts of the state on Tuesday as well.
A heatwave condition is declared at a place when the normal temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius and the actual temperature continues to be 4.5 notches above normal for two consecutive days.
The districts where the temperature was above the 40 degrees mark were Patna, Gaya, Janui, Sheikhpura, Nawada, Banka and Buxar. The maximum temperature was above 40 degrees Celsius in thirteen places in Bihar which experienced heatwave conditions on Monday, the IMD said.
TEMP TO RISE
On Monday, Buxar was the hottest place in the state with 42.3 degrees Celsius as the maximum temperature. Bihar’s capital Patna recorded a maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal.
The weather agency has predicted a rise in the maximum temperature in the state by two to four notches over the next three days.
The weathermen have predicted light rainfall in a few districts of north Bihar on Tuesday. Districts such as West Champaran, East Champaran, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Araria, Supaul and Kishanganj are likely to receive light rainfall on Tuesday.