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Windy winter woes for Sunday revellers

- Cloud makes chill unpleasant, Met predicts rain in 24 hours; extended vacation for juniors

On an overcast day, parts of Patna experienced traces of rainfall while most part of the city remained dry on Sunday.

The day was, however, not pleasant because the wind speed was around 10-12kmph, which is considered high. Though the wind resulted in the chill, weathermen said it was the high wind speed that prompted the departure of cloud from the region.

“The cloud cover cleared from the eastern parts of Bihar on Sunday and it is expected to clear over Patna by Monday afternoon,” said R.K. Giri, a scientist with the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Patna.

The IMD’s headquarters in Delhi in its evening bulletin on Sunday stated that the imagery from Kalpana-1 satellite showed convective clouds over some parts of Bihar, along with dense fog at isolated places.

“Clouds were present in the lower- and medium-level of the atmosphere, extending between 500m and 2km from the earth’s surface,” said Giri.

The cloud cover also plummeted the minimum temperature in Patna by two notches. From 13.5°C recorded on Saturday, it came down to 11.6°C on Sunday. The maximum temperature remained almost the same. On Saturday, it was 19.4°C and on Sunday it was recorded at 19°C.

The bulletin forecast rain or thundershowers at isolated places in Bihar during the next 24 hours and mainly dry conditions thereafter.

On the other hand, after a wet Saturday, parts of Patna City witnessed light rainfall. Commuters were seen dodging the potholes on the roads around 2pm.

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