Jamshedpur, June 28: IMD’s Ranchi Meteorological Centre has issued an alert of heavy rain in Kolhan, especially in northern districts during the next 24 hours.
” As per our study heavy rain is expected tomorrow in those districts which are close to the Bihar border. Lightning and thunderstorm alert was also issued in isolated pockets of the state during the next 72 hours, ” said an official.
The Ranchi Met Centre on Sunday issued a series of nowcasts of thunderstorm and rain in Ranchi and several other places. Several parts of Kolhan are expected to experience lightning strikes during the next three days, warned weathermen today.
According to the Meteorological office in Sonari, the low pressure is bringing good rainfall in the region and the situation is likely to remain the same in the next 24 hours. The city today recorded heavy showers. Traffic was disrupted as major main roads in the city were inundated. Commuters had a tough time wading through knee-deep water, at some places, to reach their destinations. There is also a fear of an outbreak of water-borne diseases.
According to information, areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Baghbera, Pardih have been the worst hit. Water clogging in these areas has made it difficult for people to move.
Met officials at IMD’s Patna office said the conditions were favourable for rainfall activities across Jharkhand in the next few days. “The monsoon trough is stretched between Punjab and the east central Bay of Bengal over Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Chhattisgarh. We are hopeful that the rainfall during the next few days will help reduce the deficit in Jharkhand,” said a duty officer at the Patna Meteorological Centre.
Heavy rains and poor drainage has led to waterloggingnear the entrance to the hospital gate forcing people to wade in ankle-deepwater. Last night water had even entered the MGM hospital.
According to the reports, slums in the Baghbera,Shastrinagar, Jugsalai, Sonari among other areas that are prone to washout during monsoon season, are confronting problems. The low pressure build-up and an active monsoon trough resulted in a shower showdown at many places during the past 24 hours.