Patna, Jul 17 (PTI) With Patna and other parts of

Bihar receiving no rain in the last few days, the maximum

temperature increased by four notches in the state capital.

Patna recorded the highest maximum temperature at 37

degrees Celsius against yesterday’s 36.1 deg C, a Met bulletin

said.

Purnea registered a maximum temperature of 36.9 deg C,

while it was 36.1 deg C in Gaya and 32.8 deg C in Bhagalpur,

it said.

The bulletin said light to moderate rainfall occurred

at one or two places in the northern areas of the state, while

weather remained mainly dry across rest of Bihar.

The Met department has forecast heavy rain and

thundershower at one or two places in the state in the next 24

hours.

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