Bihar Suffers Severe Heat Wave: Temperatures Soar Above 40 Degrees

Maharanee Kumari
Bihar Suffers Severe Heat Wave Temperatures Soar Above 40 Degrees
Bihar Suffers Severe Heat Wave Temperatures Soar Above 40 Degrees

Stay informed about the severe heat wave gripping Bihar, including its capital Patna, with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in multiple cities. Discover the local and regional factors contributing to the soaring temperatures.

Bihar, including its capital Patna, is gripped by a severe heat wave, with temperatures surpassing 40 degrees Celsius in 20 cities. Adding to the distress, the Meteorological Department has issued warnings for 11 districts, including Patna, indicating that there will be no respite from the scorching heat for the next three to four days, with temperatures potentially reaching as high as 43 to 46 degrees Celsius.

The rise in temperature is attributed to local factors in a neighboring Muslim country, exacerbating the heat wave in Bihar. Sheikhpura emerged as the hottest district in the state, recording a temperature of 44 degrees Celsius. Patna and surrounding areas have witnessed a continuous increase in temperatures, with the maximum temperature in Patna reaching 42.2 degrees Celsius, well above the normal range.

Experts attribute the rise in temperatures to unusually fast hot winds blowing at speeds of 25 to 30 kilometers per hour, originating from Afghanistan. This influx of hot air, facilitated through Pakistan's Balochistan region and traversing through Rajasthan, has significantly contributed to the soaring temperatures in Bihar.

The relentless heat and strong westerly winds, reaching speeds of 30 to 50 kilometers per hour, have not only disrupted daily life for residents but have also posed challenges for farmers across the state. The intensity of the winds has been unprecedented for April, posing health risks and prompting hospitals to brace for an influx of patients seeking relief from heat-related ailments.

Looking ahead, the Meteorological Department forecasts continued high temperatures, with little chance of immediate relief for the affected regions. As Bihar grapples with the oppressive heat wave, residents are urged to take necessary precautions to safeguard their health and well-being.