Weathermen on Sunday predicted a dry spell in Jharkhand for the next two days with the maximum temperature climbing by two to three notches in most parts, including Jamshedpur, Daltonganj, Dumka and Hazaribagh.
The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore, Calcutta, predicted dry days in Jharkhand.
“We don’t see the possibilities of showers in the next two days in Jharkhand. The dominating dry westerly winds would push up day's reading,” said a duty officer, adding that the thundershowers over Jharkhand were expected between May 27 and May 30.
S.D. Kotal, director of the IMD’s Ranchi Meteorological Centre, said: “The mercury will witness a rising trend due to the dominating westerly winds.”
Maximum readings have been witnessing a rise in most places since Saturday.
Ranchi and its adjoining areas recorded a maximum temperature of around 40°C for the second consecutive day on Sunday, which was four notches above normal.
Jamshedpur and its adjoining areas also recorded 40°C on Sunday, two notches above normal. According to the forecast, day temperatures in the steel city are likely to rise two notches in the next 48 hours.
Daltonganj was the hottest in the state on Saturday with the mercury rising to an oppressive 43.2°C, three notches above normal. On Sunday too, Daltonganj and other areas in Palamau region recorded similar temperatures.
Several other districts, including Hazaribagh, Koderma, Deoghar, Ramgarh, Dhanbad, Bokaro, West Singhbhum and Seraikela- Kharsawan saw a rising trend in maximum readings. Weathermen in Patna said that the wind pattern over Jharkhand was fluctuating between north-westerly and westerly, which would push up day temperatures.