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No respite from grueling heat in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, March 29: The denizens of Kolhan division are not going to get any respite from the hot and humid summer at least in the next couple of days till April first week, for there is no possibility of short spell of rains to provide the people some respite from grueling heat. Although, denizens could take a relief in the news that the soaring mercury would not continue its unabated march for the next few days. The maximum temperature is hovering 39 C.

 The Patna meteorological office that keeps monitoring the weather pattern of Jharkhand and Bihar informed that temperature will decrease in the next few days but there is no possibility of short spells of rain in the region.

 “The low cyclonic circulation that is necessary for the short spell of rains in the summer haven’t formed on the skies over Jharkhand so far, hence the possibility of rains is not there,” said an official of met office.

 The senior weatherman asserted that heat waves would continue in the region and every precaution should be taken in this regard. “The only positive at this point of time is that mercury that was on the rise for the last couple of days is gradually subsiding and in the next four five days the temperature will either move down and remain constant,” noted the weather professional.

According to the district administration there are no reports of any casualty due to sunstroke thus yet but unofficially the tally is being reported at three.

 The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College and Hospital (MGMCH) that caters to the majority of the cases of sun stroke in the city and nearby has however claimed of putting in place all requirements in place to address the issue of sun stroke.

 “As I have said earlier we have a well spruced up 12 bed ward equipped with air conditioning for the sun stroke patients besides, we have sufficient doctors and para medical staff to deal with the cases,” said an official of MGMCH.

Meanwhile, the meteorological office has extended its heat wave warning for two more days as a severe heat wave sat smack over Chotanagpur plateau region. The office issued a warning and said severe heat wave conditions are likely over parts of Kolhan during the next two days.

“We are keeping a vigil on the prevailing conditions. The maximum temperature will continue to rise due to the westerly winds dominating the State. The westerly winds are expected to blow till around the first week of April,” noted a weather analyst of the local meteorological department.

Meanwhile coconut vendors and juice shops made brisk business as weary motorists stopped by to have a respite from the scorching sun. “The present weather conditions are beyond imagination. Travelling on the roads is now tiring due to the unrelenting heat. This year, it already feels like we are in the middle of May. I am planning to allow my children to play only indoor games this summer,” a resident of Kadma.

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