Jamshedpur : The city today recorded 8.8 degrees Celsius, which three three notch bloew than the normal. The dry and crisp north-westerly wind will continue to dominate over Jharkhand in the next few days and so is the chill and cold wave conditions, said weathermen today.
“In another 72 hours or so with cold wave conditions in isolated pockets. Weather will remain dry over the state as we see no adverse system which will impact Jharkhand’s weather in another three to four days, ” said R.S Sharma, a weather scientist based at IMD’s Ranchi Met Centre.
The capital today recorded a minimum of 5.7°C, four notches below the average normal. Yesterday, the minimum reading in Ranchi had witnessed a rise . The local IMD observatory had recorded 7.5°C, which was two notches below normal. But, today the mercury again witnessed a plunge. Kanke, considered the cold cauldron, located some 8 Kms from Ranchi today recorded 3.6°C
Minimum temperatures in most parts of the state will witness a drop, due to crisp and dry wind from the north.
The Ranchi and the Patna Met Centres in its afternoon bulletin dry weather and clear sky will prevail in most districts. ” Light northwesterly winds would prevail over Jharkhand during the next three days and this will result in a drop in minimum readings,” said a duty officer at the Patna Meteorological Centre.
Met officials predicted a fall of another two degrees in the next 72 hours. In several other districts, including Koderma, Hazaribagh, Khunti, Ramgarh and Simdega, minimum temperature dropped by one degree in the past 24 hours and in another two to three days the temperature was expected to register drop of another two degree Celsius.
“The cold wind from the North will continue to blow till the time the high pressure belt persists. The north-westerly wind which is prevailing over Jharkhand, will prompt night temperatures to dip by at least two degrees in the next 48-hours. The downward trend is expected to continue for the next couple of days,” said an official.
The senior Met official said that the minimum temperatures will again witness a slight rise after the next couple of days before taking a plunge again. ” Winter is expected to be severe in the second week when the minimum temperatures would drop to seven degree Celsius in Ranchi and several other districts which are located on higher altitudes,” he said.