Jamshedpur, Jan 14: The crisp weather continued to do a vanishing act on overcast Friday with a few places experiencing light showers. Thanks to formation of a low pressure trough extending. ” The low pressure trough in the lower levels of the atmosphere paved the way for unseasonal showers at several places today. The trough triggered by the cyclonic storm was resulting in heavy moisture inflow into the atmosphere,” said an official of the Ranchi Meteorological Centre.
Several places including Jamshedpur and Ranchi woke up to overcast conditions. Jamshedpur and its adjoining areas experienced light drizzles which was accompanied by wind blowing at a speed of 20 Kmph.
A senior Met official in Ranchi said the adverse system had blocked the free flow of the north-westerly wind and resulted in overcast skies in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and other places excepting the north-west region- Palamau, Chatra, Latehar and Garhwa.
In its 24-hour forecast both the IMD centres at Patna and Ranchi predicted rain at a few isolated places due to the formation of the low pressure troughline. ” The weather condition is expected to improve only after the next 24-hours,” said a weather analyst at the Patna Meteorological Centre.
The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore said weather chart analysis and satellite pictures indicated formation of patches of medium and high clouds at several places across Jharkhand. “The cloud cover has increased and humidity levels are up,” said a duty officer.
The current spell of unseasonal rain in Jharkhand will continue for another 24 hours, said IMD officials on Thursday. Several parts of southern Jharkhand including Kolhan on Friday witnessed light showers, overcast conditions and early morning shallow fog which reduced the surface visibility to as low as 500 meters between 6.30 and 8 am.
Jamshedpur, Ghatshila, Seraikela, Chaibasa, Khunti, Simdega, Ramgarh and several other places experienced intermittent light showers on Friday morning. “Light to moderate rain will continue to take place in several parts of southern and central Jharkhand during the next 24-hours,” said a weather analyst at Ranchi Meteorological Centre.
Several districts of Jharkhand especially those located in western , southern and central parts of the state are expected to experience unseasonal rain this weekend. Both IMD’s Ranchi and Patna Meteorological Centres this afternoon issued a bulletin with rain forecast in Jharkhand for three days.