Some areas of Jharkhand experienced rain accompanied by thunder on Thursday due to the impact of a low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal coupled with a cyclonic circulation.
Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro, Deoghar, Dumka and several other places in central, north-eastern and southern Jharkhand woke up to overcast conditions with intermittent light rains.
IMD's Ranchi Meteorological Centre had earlier warned of rain on Navami and Dashami (Thursday and Friday ) due to the influence of the low- pressure.
The low-pressure area was lying over northern parts of the central Bay of Bengal and an associated cyclonic circulation was extending up to 5.8 km above the mean sea level.
Head of Ranchi Meteorological Centre Abhishek Anand said, " The low- pressure is likely to move northwestwards and reach south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts during the next 24 hours."
The forecast for Friday, Dashami (October 15 ), says generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain or thundershowers at a few places over central, north-eastern and southern parts of Jharkhand. Light rain with moderate thunderstorms and lightning is also expected at isolated places on Saturday and Sunday.
The intermittent rain in Jamshedpur and several other parts of the state played spoilsport as people preferred to stay indoors on the Navami.
He went on to say that monsoon had already withdrawn from Jharkhand and most states but the prevailing low- pressure over the Bay of Bengal was triggering rains.