Cloudy Sky, Light-Showers at Across the State

JHARKHAND: The state is under the sway of the severe cyclonic storm ‘NIVAR’ which resulting in cloud formation and heavy moisture intrusion. An induced cyclonic circulation over north-west Rajasthan was also impacting Jharkhand’s weather. The twin weather systems would result in light rain at isolated places over Jharkhand during the next 24 hours, ” IMD Ranchi said.

A light rain amid an overcast sky replaced the dry and crisp north westerly winds across Jharkhand on Thursday with the weather taking a sharp U-turn because of the severe cyclonic storm ‘NIVAR’ which originated from the Bay of Bengal and had landfall in the Tamil Nadu coast on Wednesday night.

Several places including Ranchi, Daltonganj Bokaro and Jamshedpur, woke up to overcast conditions on Thursday. Some parts of northern Jharkhand, including Latehar, Garhwa, Godda and Chatra, experienced light showers on Thursday.

Deputy director of Ranchi Meteorological Centre Abhishek Anand said easterly winds were dominating over Jharkhand and that such a pattern was expected to continue for another 48 hours.

The Met department forecast also suggested a gradual fall in night temperature (by two to three degree Celsius) after 48-hours.

Because of the adverse weather, days have become cooler while night temperatures have increased by a few notches. Statistics available from the Met department revealed that apart from Ranchi, night readings also witnessed a rise in Jamshedpur, Daltonganj, Bokaro, Dhanbad and many other districts.