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Heavy rain forecast in parts of Jharkhand

Impact of low-pressure over north coastal Andhra Pradesh to last till Tuesday
Dark clouds hover over Jamshedpur on Sunday

Pinaki Majumdar   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 17.10.21, 04:44 PM

India Meteorological Department's Ranchi office has warned of heavy rain in isolated pockets of Jharkhand during the next 48 hours.

"We are expecting heavy rain at isolated places over northern and central parts of Jharkhand during the next two days due to the impact of a low-pressure over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal. An associated cyclonic circulation was also extending up to 5.8k m above mean sea level," Abhishek Anand, head of Ranchi Meteorological Centre, said on Sunday.

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Several places, including Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Deoghar and Dumka, woke up to overcast conditions and intermittent showers on Sunday.

Statistics revealed light to moderate rain occurred at a few places over Jharkhand during the past 24 hours.

The highest rainfall, of 20 mm,  was recorded at Moharo in Dumka.

Several other places, including Ranchi, Khunti, Jamshedpur, Chaibasa in West Singhbhum, Ramgarh and Dhanbad, experienced rain since last evening.

Weathermen said the impact of the low-pressure is expected to remain till mid-week.



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