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Sweet shower relief from heat & sweat

Sweet morning shower swept away ever-irritant sweat with it on Wednesday, giving relief to residents from sultry weather conditions.

Weathermen attributed the smart shower of 17.8mm in the city to monsoon becoming active after 11 days. The rainfall is expected to continue for three to four days.

The downpour had started around 4 in the morning and continued till 7am.

The early morning shower landed some school students and their parents in trouble because they had to reach bus stops or institutions braving heavy rain.

My daughters rickshaw did not come in the morning and I had to take her to school in car. I could see other students and their parents walking under rain with umbrellas in their hands, said Arpita, a homemaker at Ashiana Nagar.

The slight trouble for students apart, the morning shower was sweet indeed. It pulled down the maximum temperature by nearly three notches to 32.6C from Tuesdays 35.1C.

Weathermen attributed the rainfall in the morning and the cloudy weather during the rest of the day to a cyclonic circulation over coastal Odisha.

The cyclonic circulation led to heavy moisture incursion in the region, which led to the movement of rain-bearing clouds from Jharkhand to south Bihar and then to the rest of the state. The clouds are expected to stay over the state for another three to four days. The northern parts of Bihar are likely to receive comparatively higher rainfall, said R.K. Giri, meteorologist, Patna Meteorological Centre.

Besides Patna, Bhagalpur (28.5mm), Forbesganj (21.2mm), Sabour (13.6mm) and Chhapra (7.4mm) experienced rainfall on Wednesday.

Rains apart, cool easterly winds would keep the maximum temperature under leash till the weekend.

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