Jamshedpur, Nov 7: The city-based weather department has predicted that the winter this year is set to an early start in the Kolhan region. Though officially, the season arrives mid-November. Meteorogically, the cold-season begins in December and stretches over January to early February however, but the weather conditions on Chotanagpur plateau region has led to fall in minimum temperature.
Minimum temperatures in most parts of the state will witness a drop, due to crisp and dry wind from the north.
The Ranchi and the Patna Met Centres in its afternoon bulletin dry weather and clear sky will prevail in most districts. ” Light northwesterly winds would prevail over Jharkhand during the next three days and this will result in a drop in minimum readings,” said a duty officer at the Patna Meteorological Centre.
Met officials predicted a fall of another two degrees in the next 72 hours. Jamshedpur today recorded a minimum temperature of 18 degree Celsius. In next two days the minimum reading was expected to drop to 15 degree Celsius due to the dominating north-westerly wind, which results in plummeting night temperature.
In several other districts, including Koderma, Hazaribagh, Khunti, Ramgarh and Simdega, minimum temperature dropped by one degree in the past 24 hours and in another two to three days the temperature was expected to register drop of another two degree Celsius.
” The cold wind from the North will continue to blow till the time the high pressure belt persists. The north-westerly wind which is prevailing over Jharkhand, will prompt night temperatures to dip by at
least two degrees in the next 48-hours. The downward trend is expected to continue for the next couple of days,” said an official.
The senior Met official said that the minimum temperatures will again witness a slight rise after the next couple of days before taking a plunge again. ” Winter is expected to be severe in the second week when the minimum temperatures would drop to seven degree Celsius in Ranchi and several other districts which are located on higher altitudes,” he said.