Rain across Jharkhand, to continue till Thursday
Several places across Jharkhand, including Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Dhanbad, experienced unseasonal rains accompanied by thunder on Tuesday due to the impact of a western disturbance passing through north India.
Met data indicated rain in many districts. The western disturbance triggered a cyclonic circulation over north Konkan, existing between 1.5km and 2.1 km above mean sea level. A trough was also running from the cyclonic circulation over north Konkan to Jharkhand at 1.5 km above mean sea level.
"The north eastward movement of the system resulted in overcast conditions with intermittent rain in most parts of the state on Tuesday. Light to moderate rain is likely to continue in central and southern parts of Jharkhand during the next 48 hours," said Abhishek Anand, head of Ranchi Meteorological Centre.
Several places in Garhwa, Latehar and several districts in north western parts of Jharkhand recorded light to moderate rain since last evening.
The rains continued today too. Hazaribagh, Khunti, Ramgarh Ranchi, Giridih, Lohardaga, Seraikela- Kharsawan and West Singhbhum experienced light to moderate rain on Tuesday.
IMD's Ranchi Met Centre also issued an alert of fog and mist for the next three to four days.
The cloud cover and rain resulted in an abrupt rise in minimum readings across the state.
The unseasonal rain affected normal life in many places including Ranchi and Jamshedpur, forcing residents to stay indoors.