Several parts across the State including the Capital city witnessed a drop in the minimum temperature levels on Thursday owing to chilly winds blowing in from the higher parts of the country.
According to the bulletin shared by the Meteorological Centre, Ranchi, the minimum temperature in Ranchi on January 14 was recorded at 8.5 degree Celsius which is 1.5 degrees below normal. However, on January 12 the minimum temperature in the City was recorded at 12.8 degree Celsius which was 2.8 degrees above normal.
Similarly, the minimum temperature in Daltonganj and Bokaro was also recorded at 7.5 and 7.1 degree Celsius which is 1.8 and 4.6 notches below normal.
Jamshedpur and Chaibasa were at 12.6 degree Celsius each which is 1.6 and 0.3 degrees above normal respectively.
"Presently the wind pattern across the State is normal and north westerly winds are flowing. Cold chilly winds blowing in from the mountainous regions are bringing in the chill which is being felt across the State. In the next 48 hours, the minimum temperature in the southern parts of Jharkhand will drop by two- three degree Celsius. after that a slight change in the wind pattern is also expected in the next few days due to which the minimum temperature could increase by two- four degree Celsius," said Deputy Director, MET Centre, Ranchi Abhishek Anand.
The weathermen further stated that clear weather conditions are likely to prevail across Jharkhand in the coming days. The weather will also continue to remain dry and no cold wave like condition is expected across Jharkhand.
As per the communiqué shared by the Met Observatory Centre, Ranchi on January 14, from January 15 to January 18 the minimum temperature in Ranchi and its surrounding areas will be between 8 to 12 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature will be around 25-26 degree Celsius.