Jamshedpur : The meteorological department has issued a forecast of rain in Jharkhand over the next 24-hours.
Weathermen at the Patna Meteorological Centre said that yesterday’s cyclonic circulation over Chhatisgarh, which was due to the impact of a western disturbance in the north today moved to Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal.
“The cyclonic circulation is extending 1 Km above the sea-level. Weather chart analysis and satellite pictures suggested that overcast condition will prevail in several parts of the state in the next 24-hours. Some places will also experience rain and thundershowers,”
said a duty officer at the Patna Meteorological Centre.
The Ranchi Meteorological Centre also issued a rain forecast. ” The cyclonic circulation in resulting in heavy inflow of moisture into the atmosphere since last evening. Inclement weather will prevail over Jharkhand in the next couple of days,” said L K Giri, a weather official at the Ranchi Meteorological Centre.
Overcast conditions prevailed in several parts of the state including Jamshedpur and Ranchi, which are located in higher altitudes. Slight showers was also reported from adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district this afternoon.
Data revealed that so far in March, the state capital recorded around 50 mm of rain while Jamshedpur recorded around 35 mm of rain. Daltonganj and its adjoining areas received around 30 mm of rain while places like Bokaro and Hazaribagh experienced around
20 mm of rain.
“The western disturbances are still active due to which it is resulting in frequent formation of cyclonic circulation over central and eastern parts of the country. Cloudy conditions will prevail in Jharkhand in another 2-3 days. We expect clear weather in Jharkhand around March 13,” P D Sen, a weather official in Jamshedpur.