Lightning, thunder threats loom large over Bihar, Jharkhand this Holi: Skymet

Lightning, thunder threats loom large over Bihar, Jharkhand this Holi: Skymet

PATNA: The possibility of lightning, thunder and hailstorms looms large over parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal during Holi looking at the current scenario of weather, weathermen have predicted.

The prediction made by the Skymet has set the alarm bells ringing in Bihar as around 60 people were killed in powerful storms which struck the state last year.

“It is expected that a trough will develop from Haryana  to West Bengal across Uttar Pradesh and Bihar around March 10,” Chief Meteorologist Mahesh Palawat was quoted as saying in a report published by Skymet today.

“And we also expect commencement of rain and thundershower activities all along the trough particular to Bihar, Jharkhand parts of West Bengal. These areas are more susceptible to thundering activities,” he further added.

Around this time, strong winds with the speed of 50-70kmph are expected to blow over the region. Heavy thunder-squall and lightning will be a common feature over the region, so strong probability of frequent thunder and lightning over most parts of Bihar particularly Northern and Eastern districts from evening of March 10 to forenoon of March 12, as per the Skymet prediction.

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