Jamshedpur, March 15: Several parts of the state today woke up to overcast skies due to the impact of a low pressure trough in the lower levels of the atmosphere.
Weathermen said a low pressure trough erupted due to a wind pattern that swung between easterly and westerly.
“The transition in the weather system has resulted in a low pressure trough over Jharkhand and Odisha. Localised clouds formed in many districts, with some places witnessing light showers since last evening,” said Ashish Kumar Sen, director of the Patna Meteorological Office.
According to Sen partly cloudy sky with rain and thunderstorm might be witnessed at a few isolated places in the next 24 hours due to the atmospheric circulation.
The overcast conditions prevented a Celsius surge at several places including Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Daltonganj. The wind pattern which became easterly over Jharkhand since last evening was also resulting in moisture incursion into the atmosphere.
This brought temporary relief from the scorching conditions at a few places including Jamshedpur, Daltonganj and several districts where the maximum temperature had crossed the 36° Celsius mark.
Met officials at Patna said rain was reported from various places including Ranchi, Daltonganj, Garhwa, Deoghar, Latehar and Koderma since last evening.
Ranchi and its adjoining areas received 1.5mm rain. Daltonganj and Garwah recorded less than 1mm rain. Deoghar, Latehar and Koderma experienced light showers.