Heavy rain forecasted from July 4, yellow alert issued in 17 districts including Ranchi – MeT Department

Ranchi: Heavy rainfall will take place at many places in Jharkhand between July 4 and July 6. The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert regarding thunderstorms in 17 districts of the state including Ranchi for the next two days.

Alert has been issued for Pakur, Sahibganj, Bokaro, Chatra, Deoghar, Dumka, East Singhbhum, Garhwa, Godda, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Latehar, Lohardaga, Palamu, Ramgarh, Simdega and Ranchi districts. The department has advised the people of the district with thunderstorm warning to be alert and alert till the weather clears.

According to the report of the Meteorological Department, the South West Monsoon has covered the entire country on July 2 itself, six days earlier than normal, which was always on July 08. According to the Meteorological Department, light to moderate rainfall with thunder has been recorded in different areas of the state in the last 24 hours.

The highest rainfall of 46.2 mm has been recorded at Patthargama in Godda. The maximum temperature was 38 degree Celsius in Chaibasa district, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degree Celsius in Ranchi.

According to the Meteorological Department, the state has so far received 42 percent less rainfall than normal. From June 1 to July 1, the state received only 119 mm of rainfall instead of 206.5 mm. Dumka, Garhwa, Palamu and Simdega are the only four districts where monsoon rainfall is close to normal. 

All the remaining 20 districts have received much less rainfall than normal.

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