Ranchi: Around eight districts in Jharkhand are likely to experience thundershowers between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a prediction by the Ranchi office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.
The thundershowers will be accompanied by lightning in Ranchi, East Singhbhum, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Deoghar, Dumka, Godda, Sahebganj and its adjoining areas.
“With warm winds still coming in from western India, Jharkhand will experience lightning activities in the coming days,” Abhishek Anand, scientist at IMD, Ranchi, said.
Isolated rainfall has also been predicted in Santhal-Pargana and Kolhan divisions on Tuesday.
On Monday, a high humidity level in Ranchi added to the discomfort of the residents while those in Daltonganj struggled with heatwave-like conditions.
“Since this is the transition phase from the pre-monsoon phase to monsoon, humidity levels will remain high till June 15 and its thereabouts till the monsoon currents set in,” Anand said.
Even though the daytime temperature in Ranchi hovered around 39 C, relative humidity levels shot up to 65%, causing discomfort. Even though clouds covered the Ranchi skyline in the afternoon, they did not bring rain.
IMD, Ranchi said the rising humidity levels in Ranchi — and in Bokaro and Jamshedpur — were the result of moisture being fed into Jharkhand’s atmosphere by the easterly winds, which were coming from the Bay of Bengal.
In Daltonganj, a heatwave was experienced till 2pm as mercury levels hovered around 42 C. Though Daltonganj recorded heatwaves, Ramgarh recorded the highest daytime temperature (43C) on Monday.





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