Jamshedpur, Aug 9: Several parts of the district witnessed a good shower on Tuesday owing to the impact of low pressure. The city recorded 15 mm rainfall.
Weathermen at the Ranchi Meteorological Centre said that under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over western parts of Bihar a low pressure area has formed over West Bengal and its neighbourhood. An associated upper air cyclonic circulation was also extending upto 5.8 Kms above mean sea level.
According to the Meteorological office in Sonari, the low pressure is bringing good rainfall in the region and the situation is likely to remain the same in the next 24 hours. The city today recorded heavy rainfall. Traffic was disrupted as major main roads in the city were inundated. Commuters had a tough time wading through knee-deep water, at some places, to reach their destinations. There is also a fear of an outbreak of water-borne diseases.
According to information, areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Baghbera, Pardih have been the worst hit. Water clogging in these areas has made it difficult for people to move.
Met officials at IMD’s Patna office said the conditions were favourable for rainfall activities across Jharkhand in the next few days. “The monsoon trough is stretched between Punjab and the east central Bay of Bengal over Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Chhattisgarh. We are hopeful that the rainfall during the next few days will help reduce the deficit in Jharkhand,” said a duty officer at the Patna Meteorological Centre.
Meanwhile residents of Jugsalai complained of water clogging and heaps of garbage spread in several nooks and corners of the areas.
However, despite claims from the district administration, the situation in the city may get worse if steps are not taken to remove water clogging in several areas and take other preventive measures.
“Though irregular rains have made life difficult for the residents but still there has not been much flooding even in the low-lying areas. We are keeping a vigil look and are prepared to face any flood like situation,” said an officer of Mango Notified Area Committee.
He added that it is not about first rain or last rain. It is the amount of rainfall and timing of high tide. If there is a huge amount of rainfall coinciding with the high tide, it is beyond human control.