Heat to gain steam in Jharkhand
Dry westerly winds sweeping through Jharkhand have pushed up maximum temperatures in most places on Sunday, with Jamshedpur clocking the state’s highest temperature of 37.6°C for the second consecutive day.
Other heat pockets included Seraikela, Chaibasa in West Singhbhum, Bokaro and Simdega, where the daytime temperature is hovering between 36°C and 37°C. Ranchi was comparatively cooler at 32.5°C. Daltonganj on Sunday recorded a maximum reading of 34.4°C against Saturday’s 33°C.
The Met said dry weather with mainly clear sky will prevail in most districts till April 4. S.D. Kotal, the director of the Ranchi Met Centre, said another 2-3 degrees Celsius rise in day readings is likely in most districts in the next 72-hours. Thus the maximum reading in Jamshedpur is expected to touch an oppressive 40°C and 35°C in Ranchi and its adjoining areas.