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Dry spell continues in Jamshedpur, mercury shoots up


Jamshedpur, March 10: The unusually hot conditions prevailing in the city are likely to continue for next few days. The local met office has said that there are no signs of rain in the Chotanagpur plateau area and the people
would have to wait for another 48 hours. However they admitted that a cyclonic circulation is hovering over Bihar and the adjoining areas of Jharkhand, which may result in rainfall.

The local IMD observatory in Jamshedpur today recorded a maximum temperature of around 34 degree Celsius. Yesterday, Jamshedpur had recorded a maximum of 35.1 degree Celsius. Due to cloud formation in north western parts the day reading in Daltonganj witnessed a fall. Against yesterday’s 33 degree Celsius, the Palamau headquarters today recorded a maximum temperature of around 31 degrees.

Ranchi and Khunti districts today recorded a maximum temperature of around 31 degree Celsius. Yesterday too Ranchi had recorded a similar temperature.

Several districts in north-western parts of the state today experienced light rain and thundershowers which was due to the impact of a cyclonic circulation hovering over neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.

Reports of light rain accompanied with lightning and thunder poured in from Gumla, Simdega, Lohardaga, Latehar and Garhwa. Cloud formation and rainfall in traces was also reported from Daltonganj and a few other places in Palamau region.

Weathermen attributed the sudden shift in weather condition to the cyclonic circulation coupled with strong westerly winds dominating in the upper layers of the atmosphere.

” Two weather systems impacted north-western Jharkhand today. The cyclonic circulation over eastern Madhya Pradesh and strong westerly winds resulted in formation of convective clouds at several places which ultimately resulted in thunder showers,” explained a duty officer at the Ranchi Meteorological Centre.

Senior Met official at Ranchi SC Mandal said satellite pictures and today’s wind chart analysis suggested formation of a atmospheric circulation over central India. ” This would again impact Jharkhand’s weather around March 11, ” he said. The next two days indicated dry weather over Jharkhand.

Officials at the Patna Met office, which monitors the weather condition in Jharkhand said that the dry spell is likely to be continued. The wait for rains has been extended. The officials added that Chhotanagpur plateau regions were devoid of North-westerly winds this year. The North-westerly winds usually originate from Chhotanagpur plateau and brings rain. However, this year so far the region has been deprived of such resulting in steady rise in the maximum temperature.

“We are not used to living under such heat conditions. It is perhaps for the first time that we witnessed a harsh March this season. There was a time when the mercury crossed never 35 or 36, but the weather was cooled with rain showers in evening. The trends have changed. We have no choice but to reel under soaring mercury,” Ramesh Shankran, a bank employee.

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