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Low pressure triggers heavy rain in Jamshedpur


Jamshedpur, Sep 29: Following a low pressure originating from the Bay of Bengal heavy rain hit the city on wee hours of Wednesday. Due to the influence of a cyclonic circulation over northeast and east-central Bay of Bengal, a low-pressure area has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal and coastal areas of West Bengal. This has resulted in heavy rain. Heavy rain at isolated places over central and western parts of Jharkhand was also expected to take place on Thursday, September 30.

A senior official at the Ranchi Meteorological Centre said that a low pressure area has formed over Jharkhand and adjoining areas of north Odisha. The low pressure area was today hovering  over west central Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh coast. An  associated cyclonic circulation was also extending upto mid-tropospheric level. The twin systems is expected to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall ( 64.5-204.4 mm) at isolated places of western (Simdega, Gumla, Latehar, Lohardaga), Central (Ranchi, Khunti, Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamtara) and northern parts (Chatra, Hazaribag, Koderma, Giridih).

 The Met official said that though the monsoon trough has drifted towards the north, the sudden formation of twin weather systems would result in a good shower show  over the state.

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 sun was not visible throughout the day.

 “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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