PATNA: Rainfall caused by cyclone Mora was witnessed across Bihar on a day when southwest monsoon made its onset over Kerala and parts of northeast India.
Weathermen claimed that most places in Bihar are expected to witness showers over the next four days due to moisture-incursion from the cyclone.
In fact, India Meteorological Department (IMD) had put Mora in the category of “severe cyclonic storm” on Tuesday.
IMD stated that Mora made landfall near the main port city of Chittagong around 6am. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department stated in its special weather bulletin that Mora was packing winds of up to 117 kilometres per hour after making landfall.
IMD further stated in its weather bulletin that Mora was expected to weaken into a cyclonic storm by 6pm on Tuesday and into a deep depression in subsequent six hours.
Weathermen though ruled out any large-scale destruction in India due to Mora but predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for northeastern states, including Assam and Meghalaya.
Regarding weather conditions in Bihar, Ananda Shankar, scientist at Patna meteorological centre said: “Heavy moisture-incursion is taking place across entire northeast and east India including Bihar under the influence of cyclone Mora. Accordingly, we expect light to moderate rainfall across entire Bihar over the next four days.”