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Jamshedpur, June 11: Pre Monsoon rain finally hit the city on Thursday. The Met office confirmed the arrival of pre Monsoon rain in the district. The city recorded a rainfall of 4 mm however the Met office claimed that in next 48 hours it will grow. Moreover, heavy rainfall has been predicted on June 15.
“The pre-monsoon showers usually come a week ahead of the actual monsoon rain and so far the monsoon looks to be on track,” said an official. Jamshedpur has witnessed high temperatures in the past week, with the day temperature in many places crossing 40 degrees Celsius.
With cloud build-up and increased humidity, the Meteorological Department forecasts occasional pre-monsoon showers to provide relief for the citizens of the coast from the soaring mercury levels.
After nearly one week of rising heat levels, rains are back in the district. While there was drizzle reported on the outskirts of Jamshedpur, the office has recorded nearly 4 mm of rainfall at their gauge in the city.
The cloudy weather was a welcome respite from the sultry and humid spell. Weathermen said showers in coming hours would be a part of seasonal monsoon rain.
Officials at the regional meteorological centre at Alipore said, “The south-west monsoon has advanced into some parts of Jharkhand and Bihar this morning. The monsoon first hit the Gangetic West Bengal before making its way into the hilly terrain of Jharkhand and Bihar.”
Officially, the arrival of monsoon is declared when a place records nearly 3 mm of pre-monsoon rainfall for three consecutive days. The Chhotanagpur plateau and other hilly terrain of the state is yet to record more than 3 mm rainfall for the past three days. People, in large numbers, ventured outdoors enjoying the breezy weather while some youngsters preferred to get drenched in the drizzle.