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Cyclone ‘Fani’ to bring respite from scorching heat in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is likely to start feeling the impact of Cyclone Fani from Thursday with cyclonic cloud hovering across the state and get respite from scorching heat till May 5.

ranchi Updated: May 01, 2019 17:17 IST
Sanjoy Dey
Sanjoy Dey
Hindustan Times, Ranchi
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A man bringing his child from school, Ranchi, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Jharkhand, which has been reeling under heat-wave like conditions for the past five days, will get relief soon, thanks to the approaching cyclone storm ‘Fani’ that is likely to change state’s weather from May 2.

The severe cyclonic storm, which is moving north-northeastwards and located around 830 km off Puri, is likely to make landfall in Odisha coast near Puri on May 3 in the evening, with an expected speed of around 180 kmph, weather officials said.

Jharkhand is likely to start feeling its impact from Thursday with cyclonic cloud hovering across the state and get respite from scorching heat till May 5.

S D Kotal, director at Ranchi meteorological centre, said the state was reeling under 40 to 45 degree Celsius of temperature. “The hot weather condition would continue in most parts of the state even on Wednesday,” he said.

On Tuesday, maximum temperature was recorded at Daltoganj with 44.7 degree Celsius, four degree above the normal temperature. Similarly, Ranchi and Jamshedpur registered 40 degree and 40.7 degree Celsius, respectively.

Kotal said maximum temperature was expected at 40 degree Celsius in Ranchi on Wednesday. Thereafter, it would start declining due to cyclone Fani’s impact, he said.

“Jharkhand is expected to experience the cyclonic cloud from May 2. Even as light to moderate rainfall is likely across Jharkhand on May 3, southern parts of the state such as East and West Singhbhum districts might experience one or two spells of heavy rains,” Kotal said.

On May 4, districts in northeast parts of the state such as Sahebganj, Godda, Pakur, Bokaro, Dhanbad and Jamtara might see one or two spells of heavy rains. “The cyclone would bring down the maximum temperature for till May 4. Thereafter, it would start increase, as normal weather would return to the state,” Kotal said.

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Strong wind, shower bring respite to Ranchi

Ranchi got partial relief from the scorching heat on Tuesday noon due to a brief shower coupled with strong wind and hailstorms. The city weather changed around 3.30 pm with a strong wind at speed of 50 kmph. Local thunderstormic activities offered 11 mm rain to Ranchi, which brought down the city’s temperature from 40 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius by 4.30 pm, weather officers said.

First Published: May 01, 2019 17:14 IST