Cyclone Tauktae will not have much impact on Jharkhand except cloudy skies and light to moderate rain in parts of Jharkhand till May 20.
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Jharkhand will witness pre-monsoon thunderstorms and light to moderate rain in the next four days due to the local factor.
“Jharkhand is not going to witness severe weather impact of cyclonic storm Tauktae which is set to hit the costal Gujarat with around 155-165 kmph wind speed,” Abhishek Anand, head of Ranchi Met Centre, said on Sunday.
He said that Tauktae will have a very mild impact on Jharkhand in terms of cloudy weather conditions that will be visible from the afternoon of May 17 and it will continue till May 19. He said that thunderstorms, lightning along with rain is expected to continue till May 21.
He said that light to moderate rain in parts of Jharkhand is due to the Nor’wester effect as ninth Nor’wester effect hit Jharkhand on Sunday morning turning the weather further pleasant with light showers.
For instance 33.4 mm rain was recorded at Kuru in Hazaribagh.
Anand said that on May 18 and May 20 the northern and middle region of Jharkhand will experience partially cloudy sky whereas on May 19, the western region will have pleasant weather due to partially cloudy sky.
Cyclone Tauktae originating from the Arabian Sea is moving northwards and it is set to intensify further in the next 24 hours. The cyclone is set to reach Gujarat coast on the evening of May 17.
In the weather forecast Ranchi Met Centre issued an alert of lightning and gusty winds of 40 kmph in several places during the next five days. Ranchi Met Centre said southerly wind is influencing weather in Jharkhand resulting in terms of moisture incursion that enhances chances of rainfall activity.
As per the met data most of the districts of Jharkhand namely Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Palamu, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Ramgarh, Deoghar, Pakur and Sahebganj were experiencing day temperatures below normal for the last few days.