Moderate rainfall occurred in most parts of north-eastern states in the country last 2 days. But heavy rainfall reported in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh has triggered floods in various districts of both states. Thirty-one of the total 38 districts in Bihar and 51 of the total 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh have received ‘large excess’ (60 percent or more) rainfall in the first three weeks of the southwest monsoon season.
Flood alerts have already been issued in the state. In addition, reports of massive soil erosion and people living in terror are also pouring in.
State-wise rainfall data shows the maximum rainfall departure in Bihar, which has reported 171 percent above normal rainfall between June 1 and June 22 (cumulative rainfall). Normal rainfall measured is approximately 99.3 mm, but the state has received 269.3 mm of rainfall.