Rain, thunderstorms across Jharkhand
Several regions of the state, including capital Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dumka and Pakur, experienced rain and thunderstorms on Sunday due to an active monsoon trough.
Weather experts said the trough was running from central parts of western Rajasthan to northwest Bay of Bengal across east Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, south
Chhattisgarh, Odisha and north Coastal Andhra Pradesh extending upto 0.9 Km above mean sea level.
Several districts, including Khunti, Seraikela-Kharsawan, West Singhbhum, Koderma, Lohardaga, Dhanbad, Simdega and Ramgarh, experienced light to moderate rain on Sunday. Kuru in Lohardaga district recorded the highest rainfall of 25.6 mm. Jamshedpur and its adjoining areas recorded about 15 mm of rain.
Ranchi, Khunti, Pakur and Dumka recorded below 10 mm.
Head of Ranchi Met Centre Abhishek Anand said, "Generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain or thunder is likely at few places over Jharkhand during the next 72 hours."
He ruled out the possibility of heavy rain during the next three days.
Against a normal of 310 mm, Jharkhand has so far recorded rainfall of 344 mm, a surplus of 11 per cent, this monsoon.
Weathermen at both IMD's Ranchi and Patna Met Centres said Ranchi and Bihar is expected to get normal rainfall in the month of July, the second monsoon month.