Rains, fog engulf State due to western disturbance

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Rains, fog engulf State due to western disturbance

Monday, 24 January 2022 | PNS | Ranchi

Jharkhand witnessed rains and fog across all districts due to two weather phenomena affecting the weather conditions in the country. According to meteorological department the State will experience rainy weather for the next two days Monday and Tuesday due to western disturbance passing through Pakistan extending between 3.1 km and 7.6 km above mean sea level.

IMD's Ranchi Meteorological Centre has said that the north and central part of Jharkhand will have the maximum impact of the weather change which is also set to bring down the temperature.

After more than a week of poor weather due to western disturbance, the weather condition had improved in Jharkhand with a sunny day with a clear sky and of course chill in the air. But, the State witnessed light and moderate rainfall coupled with fog throughout the day on Sunday.

According to the Ranchi Centre of Indian Meteorological Department maximum rainfall of 22 mm was witnessed in Koderma district on Sunday. Ranchi witnessed 3.8 mm rainfall, while Jamshedpur witnessed 4 mm rainfall on the day.

The weather will continue for two more days and there may be further drop in the temperature after January 25 owing to clear skies from January 26. The districts like Garhwa, Palamu, Latehar, Chatra, Hazaribagh, Kodera, Giridih, Dhanbad, Deoghar, Jamtara, Dumka, Godda, Pakur and Sahibganj are expected to witness rain. Rest of the districts may not witness rain. There is a strong possibility of rain on January 23.

However, there are indications of improvement in weather after January 25 onward when the minimum temperature will also improve. 

The weather department has predicted dense fog in the morning causing poor visibility. “On January 26 and onward there will be a clear sky with the possibility of further drop in the temperature,” the weather department predicted.

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