Cyclonic circulation brings rain in Jamshedpur, weak monsoon results in 39 per cent deficit

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Jamshedpur, July 17 : City experienced showers on Wednesday due to the impact of a cyclonic circulation hovering over Jharkhand.Apart from the city, the cyclonic circulation, which extended up to 7.6km above mean sea level, also covered neighbouring  Odisha and Gangetic Bengal. Weathermen said under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over Coastal Odisha  during next 48 hours.

An official of  Ranchi Meteorological Centre said that the cyclonic circulation resulted in the formation of clouds and led to rain. Light showers is expected to take place at a few places, especially in southern Jharkhand during the next 24 hours.

The Met office director went on to say that  the monsoon activity which was weak over Jharkhand for the past one week will continue for the next four to five days atleast.

” As per our study we don’t see any possibility of restoration of the monsoon trough which has drifted towards the north in another five days or so. Formation of a strong system over the Bay of Bengal can pull the trough and trigger a good spell of rain, ” he explained.  

A weather expert at IMD’s Patna Met Centre explained that  south-easterly wind was dominating over most parts of Jharkhand today due to the cyclonic circulation. ” On restoration of monsoon trough the wind pattern would become south westerly,” he said.

A weak monsoon resulted in a rain deficit of 39 per cent so far. Against a normal of 376.6 mm, the state has so far received 229.2 mm, a deficit of 39 per cent.

IMD’s Ranchi meteorological centre said that south west monsoon is expected to remain normal over Jharkhand in the next few days. ” We have found that the monsoon trough has drifted towards the foothills of Himalayas,” said the official.

However, the senior Met department official did not rule out possibility of thunder and rain in those districts located in higher altitudes due to changes in local weather condition.

Farming in Jharkhand is completely dependent on monsoon because of lack of irrigation facility and farmers’ inclination for cultivation of paddy which requires adequate rainfall.

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