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Heavy rain and thunderstorms wreak havoc in Jamshedpur, with the city recording 29 mm of rain

Mail news service

Jamshedpur, May 22: An onslaught of heavy thunderstorms and rain, accompanied by lightning, swept through Jharkhand on Wednesday evening, bringing relief from the scorching sun and humid conditions. Dr. Abhishek Anand of the Meteorological Department’s Ranchi Center predicts that the rain pattern will continue, with a chance of thundershowers across the state. Rain is expected in many districts on Thursday.

In Jamshedpur, the maximum temperature reached 38.2 degrees Celsius, with a minimum of 28 degrees Celsius. The city received 29 mm of rain. Palamu district recorded the highest temperature, with Seraikela at 40.9 degrees Celsius and West Singhbhum at 38.1 degrees Celsius. However, rural areas of Jamshedpur experienced power cuts while pedestrians were affected by waterlogging at several locations.

The severe storm also caused property damage, blowing off the roofs of numerous homes. In Amchudiya’s Barakhurshi Panchayat village, families including those of Santosh Mahato, Savita Mahato and Jagdish Mahato suffered significant losses as the roofs of their houses were ripped off. Ration and other essential items stored in the houses were damaged, adding to the villagers’ misery on Wednesday.