Carry your umbrellas for 2 days
The Met department on Monday afternoon issued forecast of light rain and thundershowers at isolated places over western and north-western Jharkhand on Tuesday, and light to moderate rain in most districts on Wednesday.
The Ranchi Meteorological Centre also issued a warning of thunderstorm and lightning at a few isolated pockets over Jharkhand on Tuesday.
“Light to moderate rainfall is expected covering most districts on January 29,” said S.D. Kotal, director of the Ranchi Meteorological Centre. “The adverse weather would lead to a rise in night temperature by 3-5°C during the next two to three days.”
He said another spell of light rain and thundershowers was expected at isolated places over southern and south-eastern Jharkhand on February 1.
Cold-wave conditions were prevailing at isolated places over central Jharkhand. Ranchi on Monday recorded a minimum of 7°C , three notches less than normal, while Jamshedpur registered night reading of 8.5°C, four points below normal.
Daltonganj, the Palamau district headquarters, recorded a minimum of 8.1°C, two notches below normal. Bokaro shivered at 8.2°C, five notches below normal, thanks to a cold wave there. Chaibasa in West Singhbhum recorded 8.2°C, four notches below normal.
In Dumka and other districts of Santhal Pargana region, the night reading was hovering below 9°C.