Jamshedpur 13th Sept 2021: The city remained cloudy on Sunday. The low pressure over Northwest Bay of Bengal and Coastal Odisha, which turned into a depression caused widespread rainfall over the city.
The city recorded 35 mm of rain in the last 24 hours.
Ranchi Meteorological Center has come out with a special bulletin warning of heavy to very heavy rain in some isolated areas of Jharkhand.
According to the bulletin, very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm to 204.4 mm) was expected at isolated places over East Singhbhum, Seraikela-Kharsawan, Simdega, and West Singhbhum, while heavy rainfall (64.5 mm to 115.5 mm) was expected at Gumla, Khunti, Ranchi, Latehar, Garhwa and Lohardaga in next 24- hours due to the depression.
The axis of the Monsoon trough was passing through Firozpur, Ambala, Meerut, Churk, Daltonganj, Chaibasa, the center of the depression, and north-east Bay of Bengal at mean sea level.
Monsoon flow had become active over Jharkhand after the formation of a low-pressure area over the Gigantic Bengal and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal, which later intensified into a depression, resulting in widespread and heavy rains, the weather officials said.
Local meteorologists said that the depression has moved slightly west-northwestwards over northwest Jharkhand and adjoining areas and weakened into a low-pressure area today.
“A related cyclonic circulation was also tilted southwards at 7.6 km above sea level,” he said.
According to the Meteorological Department in Sonari, the low pressure formed over the Bay of Bengal is bringing good rainfall in the area, and the situation is likely to remain the same in the next 24 hours.
Apart from this, traffic was disrupted due to water-logging on the major main roads of the city. Passengers were finding it difficult to cross knee-deep water at some places to reach their destination. There is also the possibility of the spread of water-borne diseases.
According to the information, areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Bagbera, Pardih have been affected the most. The movement of people has become difficult due to waterlogging in these areas.