As per the MET Observatory Centre- Ranchi, the residents of Jharkhand are likely to get some respite from the heat in the next few days. Rainfall with thunder storms and gusty winds is expected in most parts of the state.
“There is a strong system forming above Jharkhand and there are some chances of thunder storm and rain for the next two to three days. Severe thunder storms with gusty winds and rainfall is also expected. There can be scattered rainfall- around 50 percent of the entire state is likely to receive some rain. Thereafter, north- eastern and south eastern parts of Jharkhand might witness some rainfall with thunder storms”, said Senior Scientist, MET Observatory Centre- Ranchi, Dr. RS Sharma.
According to the weather bulletin released on April 15 by the MET Observatory Centre- Ranchi, the maximum temperature in the State Capital was recorded at a high of 38.6 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature at 24.4 degree Celsius. The maximum and minimum temperatures are 3 degrees higher than normal.
Jamshedpur, Daltonganj and Bokaro have already crossed the 40 degree mark. The maximum temperature recorded in these cities is 40.4, 43.3 and 40.5 degree Celsius respectively. In Daltonganj the temperature is 4 degrees higher than the normal.
The minimum temperature recorded in these cities is Jamshedpur 26.2 degree Celsius, Daltonganj 25.5 degree Celsius and Bokaro 24.6 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature in Bokaro is 5.2 degrees higher than normal.
Likewise in Chaibasa also the maximum temperature recorded is 39.6 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature at 25.6 degree Celsius which is 2.1 degree higher than normal.
“Presently, the maximum temperature is three to four degree Celsius above normal. We are expecting some relief from the rain Gods from tomorrow onwards. The possibility of thunder storms and rain is mostly in the second half of the day in this season”, Sharma further added.
As per the communiqué issued, the maximum temperature in Ranchi and its surrounding areas is likely to remain between 35 and 37 degree Celsius in the coming few days. The minimum temperature around the state capital will be around 22 to 23 degree Celsius.