Recent days have seen a slight softening in the chilly weather across Bihar, although temperatures have been on the rise, especially in the Kankanī Valley. The prevalence of dense fog has not completely subsided, but there is some relief from the thick fog. Bihar’s weather might take a turn, with hints of rainfall while a further drop in temperatures is also anticipated. Light showers are expected in and around Patna between the 5th and 6th of February. According to the Meteorological Department, there is currently a cyclonic circulation over eastern Assam, and the likelihood of a western disturbance forming in western regions on the 3rd of February. This could bring changes in the weather after 72 hours.
Next 72 Hours Weather Forecast…
As per the weather department’s forecast, no significant changes are expected in Patna’s temperature over the next 72 hours. However, a decrease of two to three degrees Celsius in maximum temperature is possible thereafter. On Thursday, the maximum temperature in the city was recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees higher than the normal, and the minimum temperature was 10.4 degrees Celsius.
Gaya is also anticipating rainfall, with weather conditions displaying noticeable shifts. Thursday morning brought changes in Gaya’s sky, with Wednesday night witnessing overcast conditions. Amidst the cool breeze during the day, a slightly colder sensation was felt. Common people were less visible on the roads, and some traffic jams were reported due to ongoing intermediate exams. The weather department predicts a possibility of rain in Gaya around the 6th of February. The minimum temperature on Thursday was 9.4 degrees Celsius, and the maximum was 24.6 degrees Celsius, with morning humidity at 87 percent and evening humidity at 66 percent. Wednesday’s minimum temperature was 8.4 degrees Celsius, and the maximum was 24.4 degrees Celsius.
In Bhagalpur district, the impact of cold has reduced slightly, and the pace of the cold wave has slowed over the past week. However, there has been a slight haze and clouds in the sky during the day. Due to reduced sunlight, there has been a two-degree decrease in maximum temperatures. The morning temperature saw a one-degree increase. The cold effect has been noticeable from evening to morning. The district recorded a maximum temperature of 22.4 degrees Celsius and a minimum of eight degrees Celsius, with north-northeast winds prevailing. The air’s moisture content remained at 92 percent.
Weather Department Insights…
Dr. Sunil Kumar, Nodal Officer for Rural Agriculture Weather Services at BAU Sabour, shared that Bhagalpur might experience cold nights and mornings from the 2nd to the 6th of February. Fog is expected in the morning, followed by sunshine during the day, leading to an increase in maximum temperatures. During this period, westerly winds will continue to blow at an average speed of one to three kilometers per hour. Farmers are advised to irrigate wheat and vegetables as per the need. Urea should be applied to wheat crops. Meanwhile, the air quality in the district remained in the very poor category, with the maximum air quality index at Kachahari Chowk reaching 406. An increase in fine particulate matter and polluted particles in the air has led to worsening pollution levels.