Winds from north result in dip in mercury, cold to further intensify in state

Ranchi: Friday morning commenced on a bright and sunny note however the cold winds coming from the Hilly states has increased the chill and nip during the ongoing winter season.

The local MET office said that since morning a cold wind is blowing across the state and soon the impact of low pressure created in the Arabian seat and a cyclonic circulation which has formed over Rajasthan will be felt in the state. Weather scientist Abhishek Anand said that a new western disturbance turf will emerge in the Hilamalyan region by December 20 due to which going forward the temperature will further fall in the state.

He said that in the last two days temperature in the capital has gone down by 6 degree celsius and it is expected that on Friday the minimum temperature will remain around 9 degrees while the maximum will be around 23 degree celsius. In the last 24 hours Daltonganj was coolest while Jamshedpur was the hottest.

As per the weather department, cold will intensify further in the districts of Dhanbad, Hazaribagh and Bokaro with the minimum temperature likely to reach around 7 degrees while the maximum will be around 24 degrees. Across the state in the morning fog will be witnessed but as the day progresses the weather will be clear and sunny.

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