Mercury crosses 40 degree mark in State’s 17 districts

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Mercury crosses 40 degree mark in State’s 17 districts

Thursday, 30 May 2024 | PNS | Ranchi

The entire Jharkhand is troubled by the heat and there is no possibility of relief from the heat for the next two days. Meteorological Center Ranchi informed on Wednesday that heat waves are likely to continue in Garhwa, Palamu and Chatra till June 1. The temperature has once again crossed 40 in 17 districts of the State.

The Meteorological Center, similar weather is expected to remain for the next 48 hours. The temperature of Ranchi also increased by about 4 degrees and the maximum temperature was recorded at 40.2 degrees Celsius. This is the second time in the month of May that the temperature of the capital has crossed 40. The Meteorological Center Ranchi has also issued a yellow alert regarding the scorching heat. At the same time, hundreds of bats have died in Garhwa due to heat.

The highest temperature of 47.5 degrees Celsius in the State has been recorded in Daltonganj, which is only 0.3 degrees less than 47.8 degrees Celsius of 6 May 1978. The maximum temperature of Jamshedpur was 37.6 degrees. The maximum temperature was recorded at 47.2 in Garhwa, 42.7 in Latehar, 43.7 in Lohardaga, 43.7 in Chatra, 43 in Ramgarh, 43 in Gumla, 43.3 in Bokaro, 40.5 in Deoghar, 40.8 in Giridih, 43.4 in Hazaribagh, 43.9 in Saraikela, 42.2 in Godda, 37.2 in Chaibasa and 43.3 degrees Celsius.

The weather center also informed that there is a possibility of light rain at some places in the north-eastern part of the State that is Deoghar, Dumka, Godda, Pakur, Jamtara, Giridih, Dhanbad and Sahibganj on May 30, May 31 and June 1, while the effect of heat-wave will be seen in the adjacent central part of the state i.e. Ranchi, Ramgarh, Khunti, Hazaribagh, Bokaro, Gumla as well as the north-western part i.e. Palamu, Garhwa, Chatra, Koderma, Latehar and Lohardaga as well as the southern part i.e. East and West Singhbhum, Simdega and Saraikela Kharsawan.

The death of hundreds of bats in Garhwa is suspected to be due to heat. At present, it is being investigated. Hundreds of bats died in the area of Suripur and Kasamp village of Kandi block of Garhwa on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The villagers are in panic after the death of bats. It is being said that the bats died due to heat. Record temperature data was recorded in Palamu division.

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