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Low pressure to lead to rain after 24 hours in Steel City

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Jamshedpur: A low pressure trough will result in rainfall at the city after 24 hours. The Monsoon will become active on Wednesday.

According to Patna Meteorological Office official, the low pressure trough was extending from Madhya Pradesh to the Bay of Bengal crossing Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal.

“The rainfall will be due to the impact of the depression and the low pressure trough over the state. The intensity of rain will increase in the next 24-hours. Several parts of the state is expected to get moderate to rather heavy rainfall in the next 24-hours due to the impact of the depression which is going to hit Bangladesh this evening,” said official.

A senior official of IMD, New Delhi said that conditions are likely to become favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon after three to four days.

The official said that the rains have been delayed in Jharkhand as the monsoon currents have become weak. In its afternoon bulletin IMD said today the southwest monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh, northwest Bay of Bengal, some parts of south Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

Usually monsoon is supposed to arrive in the state between June 10 and 12. However, a recent low pressure area which formed over the Bay of Bengal and moved towards the northeastern direction had slowed down its movement towards Jharkhand.

Last year, the southwest monsoon had arrived on June 16 while in 2015, it was 11 days behind schedule. The year before, annual monsoon rains had hit the state from June 18.

Meanwhile people especially the farmers are the worst hit. Dhanai Manjhi, farmer is worried that even the half-acre on which he is planting paddy saplings may dry up because there are no rains yet. If there are no rains on time, there will be virtually no vegetables from the villages of Patamda this year.

The weatherman said that intensity of rainfall will be more in north-west and southern parts of the state. Both, the Ranchi Met Centre and regional meteorological centre in Kolkata predicted rainfall between 70-110 mm in isolated pockets.

Neighbour Jamshedpur experienced a better spell last night with the local Met office recording 42.1mm.

According to Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore, heavy moisture feeding from Bay of Bengal due to low pressure brought about widespread rain.

The duty officer added that the monsoon trough, passing close to Jharkhand through Puri in Odisha and stretched till the Bay of Bengal, created conducive conditions. �The well-marked low pressure brought about downpour in several parts of Bengal and Odisha as well,� he said.

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