Pre-monsoon in Jharkhand takes away 4 lives; Flights diverted due to heavy lightning
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 07-Jun-2017

Ranchi, June 7: Sweltering heat was what we all remember of this summer, 2017 but as monsoon hugged Jharkhand, people died of the thunderstorm.  Jharkhand has been receiving heavy showers with thunder and lightning all over the state. 4 children were killed and 2 injured when lightning struck on them at Mundro village in Giridih district.

The pre-monsoon gave a huge relief to the people and the farmers preparing for Kharif crops. The temperature came down swiftly to 36 degree Celsius from 41.8 degree Celsius. Due to bad weather in Ranchi, many flights were diverted to Kolkata, that’s how bad the weather is there right now.

Cases of water-logging and traffic have also come up. The monsoon hasn’t started and Ranchi is already half submerged in water. Around 30.4 mm rainfall has been reported in Ranchi.

India Meteorological department (IMD), Ranchi has predicted more rainfall due to two active systems over Jharkhand. “An upper air circulation is stationed over Jharkhand and neighbouring areas, besides a trough line extended from UP to Gangetic West Bengal. The two systems are expected to provide a fair amount of rainfall for next couple of days,” said BK Mandal, director, Ranchi meteorological centre.

However, Jharkhand is expected to receive normal rainfall this year. On Tuesday, IMD said India’s annual monsoon rainfall is likely to be expected around 98% of the long-term average.

Major relief has enveloped farmers who can now raise their nurseries for seedling preparations.