Jamshedpur : The meteorological department today said that a cold wave will sweep over Jharkhand only after December 20.
Temperature will rise from December 10 following another deep depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal. The deep depression is expected to convert into a cyclonic storm after the next 48 hours.
Data suggests that last year, cold wave conditions had prevailed in some parts of the state in the first week of December. In 2014, the cold wave had debuted in the last week of November.
A.K. Sen, the director of Patna Meteorological Centre said that the disturbance had resulted in an induced cyclonic circulation. But, more than the western disturbance the residual impact of the recent cyclonic circulation over south Bay of Bengal is impacting weather conditions of Jharkhand and Bihar.
Heavy moisture incursion is taking place in Jharkhand and its neighbouring states from the Bay of Bengal due to the residual impact of the atmospheric circulation,” he explained.
Weathermen said the chill will take a pause for 3-4 days before the minimum temperature starts falling again.
Reports of light drizzle ( which was not measurable) poured in from Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Daltonganj, Khunti, Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Simdega, Koderma and neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan and West Singhbhum districts.
Today, the night readings witnessed a rise in most parts of the state. Ranchi today recorded a minimum temperature of 14.6 degree Celsius, against yesterday’s 10.7 degrees. The minimum readings witnessed a rise of four degrees in the state capital. Today’s minimum temperature in Ranchi was five notches above the normal.
It may be mentioned that Jamshedpur is witnessing a maximum temperature of average 30-32 degree Celsius, which is equally warmer. “I have been coming to the city from past ten years. I have witnessed that weather has changed a lot. Earlier October end used to make people shiver but now in mid December people hardly require woollen clothes,” said Yeshi a trader at Tibet Market.
“Our quality of the woollen clothes is guaranteed and people have been coming here for a long time. Their goodwill is known to all as we have something new every year people look forward to us. However due to recession and warmer climate our market has witnessed dip in footfalls this season,” said Sangay, one of the sellers.
Members have come from Bangalore, parts of South India, Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal and Odisha. The number of members who come for doing business is decided last year itself. There is no contact in between and once a decision is taken, it is not revoked.
Among the winter stock this year, jackets is the rage of the season. Leather jackets in different designs have been put for sale. The stuff is not only good but the price is also very competitive and affordable by all.