Monsoon becomes active, Jamshedpur receives 55 mm rainfall

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Jamshedpur: Several parts of the Kolhan region including Jamshedpur received heavy rain during the last 24 hours due to an active monsoon coupled with a cyclonic circulation. While Jamshedpur witnessed heavy showers, several other districts experienced widespread and moderate rain. Jamshedpur recorded rainfall of about 55 mm while Chaibasa in West Singhbhum and Chandil in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district experienced around 40 mm of rain. Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum, recorded over 20 mm of rain. Over 15 IMD observatories including those in Ranchi, Godda and Ghatshila in East Singhbhum recorded around 10 mm of rain .

An official of local Meteorological Centre said that the rain was due to the monsoon trough which is passing over Jharkhand. This coupled with a cyclonic circulation which was hovering over Jharkhand and adjoining areas resulted in a good spell of rain.

The monsoon trough at mean sea level  was today passing  through Bikaner, Tikamgarh, Ambikapur, Jamshedpur, Digha and  east central Bay of Bengal extending upto 2.1 km above mean sea level.

Statistics reveal that Jharkhand still faces a rain deficit of 26 per cent till  today. Against a normal of 778.4mm, the state has actually received 574.2mm of rain. The rain deficit dipped by one per cent in 24 hours.

According to weathermen at Patna, the low-pressure is gradually intensifying. “ The monsoon trough normally sways during this time of the season. Monsoon was weak in Jharkhand because the trough had shifted away. However,  it got reinstated due to the low pressure,”  said a weather analyst at Patna.

Meanwhile, commuters faced harrowing time with potholes on the nearly one-kilometer long Tatanagar overbridge, the only approach way from north-eastern part of city to the Tatanagar Station.

 The condition of the bridge, maintained by South Eastern Railway, especially its end near the Station road is dotted with potholes and craters which during rainy seasons add to the woes.

Rains during the past two days have also affected petty vendors, who are finding it difficult to earn their daily bread in such situation.

Many parts of Mango, Jugsalai are still under knee-deep water, making it difficult for people to move. Most of the roads are dotted with stalled vehicles, adding to the chaos. In some low lying areas several autos have been reported stranded in water.

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