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Expect fair weather across Jharkhand on New Year's Day

Lead up to January 1, 2021, may see dense fog, light rain in several places

Pinaki Majumdar Jamshedpur Published 28.12.21, 05:55 PM
Dense fog descends on the Jubilee Park in Jamshedpur on Tuesday.

Dense fog descends on the Jubilee Park in Jamshedpur on Tuesday. Bhola Prasad

If Met predictions are any indication, the weather god won't spoil New Year festivities in whatever limited form these have been planned. IMD offices in both Patna and Ranchi have predicted dry weather in Jharkhand on January 1.

The weather forecast suggests fog and mist early in the morning on Saturday, January 1, and clear weather later in the day.


"We don't find any adverse conditions on New Year's Day on Saturday in the chart analysis and satellite imagery," said Abhishek Anand, head of Ranchi Meteorological Centre. According to him, the weather will be pleasant in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Daltonganj and elsewhere.

Anand said that the chill will not bite on the first day of 2022

Maximum temperatures are expected to hover around 24- 25°C and minimum readings around 11-12°C in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and several other places on the New Year's Day.

According to the IMD forecast, adverse weather conditions would prevail in Jharkhand for the next two days due to the impact of a western disturbance passing through northern parts of the country and an associated cyclonic circulation over Uttar Pradesh. There may be light unseasonal rain at many places across Jharkhand on Wednesday, December 29.

Rain was forecast in isolated places in north- eastern Jharkhand on Thursday, December 30. The Ranchi Met centre also predicted dense fog in most parts of Jharkhand on Thursday and Friday. Also, expect abrupt rise in minimum temperatures across the state.

Ranchi on Tuesday recorded a minimum temperature of 14.2 degree Celsius, five notches above normal while the Steel city of Jamshedpur recorded 15.4 degree Celsius, also five notches above normal. Chaibasa in adjoining West Singhbhum district recorded a minimum temperature of 16.4 degree Celsius, six notches above normal.

Weathermen said that the minimum reading is expected to rise for another 48 hours due to the adverse weather conditions caused by the influence of the western disturbance. After 48 hours, the minimum reading would again witness a gradual fall, bringing back the chill.

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