Jamshedpur reels under scorching temperature

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Jamshedpur, June 15 : Cases of heat stroke are on rise as city continues to reel undermaximum temperature of about 41 degree Celsius.

According to information cases of heat stroke cases on rise andseveral patients were hospitalised as heatwave conditions swept acrossthe region. Nursing homes and other private hospitals were witnessingspurt in admissions. With temperature shooting up, many people havebeen attacked with cough-cold, seasonal flu dehydration,gastroenteritis and jaundice also.

Officials of M G M Medical College and Hospital said that in the Steel City two-three persons on an average are beinghospitalised due heat stroke for the past few days. Patients arecomplaining of dehydration, mild fever and cough too.

They advised that people should refrain from direct rays of sun and takelots of liquids along with healthy meal.

 “The maximum temperature will continue to rise due to the westerlywinds dominating the State. We find no signs of rain in the chartanalysis. People have to wait for the rain,” noted an official atSonari meteorological office.

Meanwhile, meteorological office has extended its heat wave warningfor two more days as a severe heat wave sat smack over Chottanagpurplateau region.

The office issued warning and that said severe heat wave conditionsare likely over parts of Kolhan during the next two days.

A weather analyst described the condition as peculiar. “The cloud(cumulo nimbus) shells are forming at lower height and hence unable toretain moisture, which is anunavourable condition for rain. Suchclouds should form at a height of atleast 12km from the sea level,then only rain can be expected,” he explained.

 “The arrival of monsoon in Jharkhand has been delayed to June 18 and no rain is expected for the next 48 hours.  The city has been sweltering for the past few days with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius and wearing a deserted look. Frequent power cuts have added to the woes of residents. Passengers and commuters have been worst hit with hot winds blowing during the day.

According to meteorological officials, the lack of thunderstorm activity that precedes the monsoon showers, could be the reason that temperatures are five to six degrees above the norm. People are eagerly awaiting the onset of the monsoon season.

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