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It rained in heavy bouts all through Friday, roads became waterlogged, students were inconvenienced and the faithful offered a wet namaz, but the largesse had no one complaining as the deficit dropped twin notches to 38 per cent after steadily climbing for three weeks. And, if weathermen are to be trusted, there is more monsoon mood in store. PINAKI MAJUMDAR answers some FAQs

Why did it rain? Two atmospheric systems — a low-pressure zone over the north-west Bay of Bengal and a cyclonic circulation over north Madhya Pradesh and south Uttar Pradesh — revived the monsoon current and resulted in widespread showers in Jharkhand

How much did it rain on Friday? Ghatshila and Jamshedpur soaked in more than 50mm, Chaibasa scored 40mm, Khunti and Godda recorded 30mm, Ranchi received 21mm, Daltonganj 15mm and Bokaro, Dhanbad and Hazaribagh less than 10mm

Where did it rain most? In the last 24 hours, maximum precipitation was reported from the Singhbhum region. The axis of the monsoon trough was passing through West Singhbhum. The rain-o-meter in Chakradharpur read 105mm on Friday

Will it be a wet weekend? Yes. Patna Meteorological Office has issued a heavy rain alert in isolated places for another 48 hours. “The axis of the monsoon trough is passing over the state and the impact of low pressure will also last for a couple of days,” said B.N. Chaudhary, a senior meteorologist