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Heat Conditions Return To Jharkhand After Fortnight Of Pleasant Weather

According to the Meteorological department, the maximum temperature will rise by another three to four degrees Celsius in the next five days.

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Heat conditions returned to Jharkhand after a fortnight of pleasant weather as mercury levels jumped by up to four degrees Celsius from the previous day, a weather official said on Sunday.

According to the Meteorological department, the maximum temperature will rise by another three to four degrees Celsius in the next five days.

"The skies will be clear and the weather conditions will be dry till May 10," Ranchi Meteorological Centre in-charge Abhishek Anand said.

Godda district recorded the highest maximum temperature of 40.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday, a jump of 2.5 degrees Celsius from Friday. The second-highest temperature of 39 degrees Celsius was recorded in both Daltonganj and Deoghar.

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State capital Ranchi recorded the maximum temperature of 35.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday, a rise of 3.8 degrees Celsius from Friday. 

The weather department predicted that the maximum temperature in Ranchi may reach 38 degrees Celsius by May 10. Jamshedpur registered the maximum temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius, an increase of 2.7 degrees Celsius from Friday.

Parts of Jharkhand witnessed severe heatwave conditions between April 10 and April 21, with the maximum temperatures crossing 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state.

The state got some respite after April 22 with spells of rain and thundershowers. The state received 27 mm of rain in the last week of April against the normal rainfall of 19.8 mm.

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