Jamshedpur : Intermittent rains which started yesterday hit normal life as the depression intensified. Jamshedpur and several other places today woke up to showers coupled with winds blowing at a speed of 20-25Kmph.
According to rain statistics available from the Met department Ghatshila and Baharagora in East Singhbhum recorded around 50 mm of rain during the last 24 hours ( 8.30 am of Thursday to 8.30 am of Friday).
Based on chart analysis and satellite pictures, IMD’s Ranchi Met Centre today said the depression over coastal Odisha moved further northwards and lay centred today over coastal Odisha , about 35 kms northwest of Chandbali ( in Bhadrak district of Odisha).
According to officials, the conditions are favourable for the advance ofsouthwest monsoon. “The depression over the Bay of Bengal has further intensified into a deep depression and cross the Bengal coast by tomorrow evening resulting in widespread rain. The depression is pushing monsoon currents faster towards the northern side,” noted an official.
The wind pattern is helping in cloud formation, leading to showers. The present weather conditions were clear indications of the arrival of monsoon, which would be normal this year. But the state was deprived of rain in the initial days due to a weakening of the monsoon trough. Statistics available from the Patna Met office revealed monsoon was delayed in two consecutive years — 2005 and 2006.