Met spies rain, thunder in southern and central Jharkhand
IMD’s Ranchi Met centre on Thursday issued an alert of thunderstorm and rain in southern and central Jharkhand during the next 24 hours owing to the impact of a fresh cyclonic circulation.
“A cyclonic circulation has formed at 1.5km above mean sea level over eastern Bihar. A trough has also formed from this system to Vidarbha at 0.9km above mean sea level. The twin system will trigger thunderstorm activity in several isolated pockets of the state during the next 24 hours. We are also expecting gusty wind blowing at a speed of 40kmph or more with light rain and lightning,” said S.D. Kotal, director of Ranchi Metcentre.
Weathermen said several areas in Kolhan and Santhal Pargana witnessed moderate thunderstorm activity and light showers on Thursday evening.
A duty officer at Ranchi Met centre said partly cloudy sky with the possibility of rain at one or two places was expected in south, central and north-east Jharkhand.
According to data, Godda received the maximum rainfall of 28mm on Thursday. Pakur and Sahibganj recorded around 10mm. Ranchi, Khunti and Ramgarh recorded a day temperature of 38-39°C while Jamshedpur and Daltonganj recorded a maximum temperature of 41°C.