Patna, Jul 10 (PTI) Rains lashed most parts of Bihar

today with the state meteorological centre forecasting more

rainfall in the next 24 hours.

The state capital, Patna, registered 41.7 mm rainfall

(recorded between 8:30 am to 5:30 pm) while 68.7 mm was

recorded in the past 24 hours (recorded between 8:30 am on

Sunday to 8:30 am on Monday), the Patna meteorological centre

said.

Gaya registered 1.8 mm rainfall while Purnea and

Bhagalpur witnessed 1.3 and 1.0 mm rainfall respectively, the

Patna meteorological centre said.

The rains in the state capital has brought down the

maximum temperature by five degrees, it said.

Patna recorded a maximum temperature of 28 degrees

Celsius against 35.4 degrees yesterday.

Purnea, Bhagalpur and Gaya recorded 32.2 degrees

Celsius, 31.6 and 29.8 degrees Celsius respectively, the MeT

office said.

The department has forecast generally cloudy sky with

rain/thundershowers tomorrow in Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and

Purnea.

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