When monsoon rains poured on many parts of Kerala today,weather experts predict heat of summer to continue in Jharkhand.

“Heatwave conditions are likely to continue in most parts of Jharkhand till June 12”, the weather office said on Thursday. 

A heatwave alert was also issued for state capital Ranchi, it said.

Ranchi city recorded a maximum temperature of 39.8 degrees Celsius, 4.1 notches above the normal, on Wednesday, it added. 

Godda district simmered at 43.4 degrees Celsius and Deoghar was at 43.3 degrees Celsius. Garhwa and Daltonganj were at 42.9 degrees Celsius, while Jamshedpur reeled under 41.3 degrees Celsius.

Farmers were told that the heatwave might impact summer crops, mainly vegetables and fruits. It may also impact the domestic cattle if not cared for properly, they said. 

The monsoon usually arrives in Jharkhand between June 10 and June 15. This year, it may get delayed to June 18 as the southwest monsoon has hit Kerala today.


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