Rain, wind and thunder lashed several parts of Jharkhand on Sunday. Weathermen have forecast a similar inclement weather for Monday.
“The unseasonal showers are the impact of an upper-air cyclonic circulation over Jharkhand and northern Odisha. The intensity of rainfall was more in central and southern parts of the state,” said L.K. Giri, a senior official at Ranchi Meteorological Centre.
The rain-o-meter read 31.8mm in Ranchi in 24 hours. Jamshedpur and its adjoining Ghatshila, Chandil and Seraikela recorded over 15mm between 5am and 1.30pm on Sunday.
Daltonganj experienced around 8mm till 8.30am. Though clouds formed in Pakur, Godda and Deoghar, there was no precipitation. The damp weather brought back the nip in the air in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and elsewhere.
Giri ruled out the possibility of a hailstorm, but conceded that blanket clouds were expected for 24 hours. “There will be rain and thundershowers tomorrow,” he said.
“Around 40 per cent areas of Jharkhand will continue to experience showers for 24 hours,” added a duty officer at the Patna Meteorological Centre.
On Sunday, Ranchi recorded a minimum of 15.2°C, two points above normal, while Daltonganj was 14.9°C, a notch above normal. Jamshedpur was pleasant at 18.6°C, three notches above normal.