Jamshedpur : Concerned over the rising mercury in the city the city based private schools have changed the timing with school opening around 45 minutes earlier (6.30 am) and closing at around 11.30 am. But with ‘No Entry timing for the heavy vehicles remaining the same the students are under threat.
This has resulted in heavy vehicles moving at will on city roads during school dispersal time (11.30 am – 12 noon) which has increased threat of a major mishap on roads.
Hot surface winds coupled with frequent power breakdowns in the afternoon added to the woes of people already reeling under intense heat. The maximum temperature in the city is hovering around 40 to 41 degrees Celsius.
Met officials of Jamshedpur , have also predicted hotter days ahead with no sign of rain before monsoon.
“The way the temperatures have shot up this season we can predict a hotter summer this season. The city is experiencing temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius, which is too high especially at April,” said a senior official of Meteorological department, Sonari.
He said that when the storms disrupt sea breeze and delay the onset. This results in the temperature soaring above normal. The dry westerly and northwesterly winds from Bay of Bengal are making the temperature rise.
Some of the schools that near busy roads are Motilal Nehru Public School (MNPS), Rajendra Vidyalaya, Loyola School and Beldih Church School, DAV Public School, Hill Top School and Little Flower School (Telco Main Road), and Kerala Samajam Model School.
The denizens of Kolhan division are not going to get any respite from the hot and humid summer at least in the next couple of days, for there is no possibility of short spell of rains to provide the people some respite from grueling heat. Although, denizens could take a relief in the news that the soaring mercury would not continue its unabated march for the next few days.
The Patna metrological office that keeps monitoring the weather pattern of Jharkhand and Bihar informed that temperature will subsidize in the next few days but there is no possibility of short spells of rain in the region. “The low cyclonic circulation that is necessary for the short spell of rains in the summer haven’t formed on the skies over Jharkhand so far, hence the possibility of rains is not there,” said an official of Patna met office.