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Low-pressure over Bay of Bengal triggers rainfall in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, Oct 18: The city witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall following a low pressure over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal. Several places,  including Jamshedpur, witnessed intermittent showers on Monday . Statistics revealed light to moderate rain occurred at a few places over Jharkhand during the past 24 hours.


The low pressure which is resulting in showers across most districts of Jharkhand for the last two days has become weak as it is moving north-eastwards, said weathermen today.

According to a bulletin issued by IMD’s Ranchi Meteorological Centre this afternoon  the low pressure area hovering over north coastal Andhra Pradesh  and adjoining areas of south Odisha and west-central Bay of Bengal is gradually becoming weak. An associated cyclonic circulation was existing over interior Odisha upto 2.1 km above mean sea level.

” Satellite study revealed that the low pressure was moving northeastwards. It will move towards Bangladesh in the next 24 hours. We are expecting partly cloudy sky in several northern districts tomorrow. Weather  is expected to be fair on the day of Diwali,” said an official of Ranchi Meteorological Centre.

Meanwhile, intermittent rains continued in most parts of the state today including Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Bokaro. Heavy rain was reported from various places in southern, central and north-eastern Jharkhand during the last 24 hours.

An official said the wind pattern was creating conditions for rain. “We are expecting rainfall activity over Jharkhand in the next 48-hours due to the confluence of northerly and southerly winds,” he predicted.

Today, the sky remained overcast through the morning in Jamshedpur and its neighbouring districts like Seraikela-Kharsawan, West Singhbhum and several hilly areas of the region. “The weather condition is likely to remain largely the same at least for the next couple of hours and rains will continue,” said officials at the Patna met office.

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