Sun and clouds hover over the sky amid prediction by the Indian Meteorological Department’s prediction that the southwest monsoon is likely to advance into the whole of sub-Himalayan West Bengal and parts of the Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand in the coming days. 

As per the records at the MeT office, the normal date for monsoon onset in Jharkhand was June 10. 

However, since 2010, it has been reaching Jharkhand between June 12 and June 25. IMD said that the current situation suggests that the rainfall in June might be deficient. 

But, it is expected to increase in July. Jharkhand has received merely 20.2 mm rainfall between June 1 and June 13, against the normal 43.4 mm rainfall, which is 54 per cent deficient. 

Meanwhile, severe heatwave continues in various parts of the state has subsided due to clouds and drizzles in many parts of Jharkhand. 

Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi which also sizzled with the maximum temperature reaching 40-42 degrees Celsius on June 13 has turned cool with temperature varying between maximum 30 degrees Celsius to 24 30 degrees Celsius.


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