The weather department has expressed the possibility of lightning in different areas in the state from August 2 to 7. Also, heavy to moderate rainfall is expected in some areas. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of thunder and lightning in some places in the northwestern parts of Jharkhand (Palamu, Garhwa, Chatra, Koderma, Latehar and Lohardaga) on August 2. According to the Meteorological Department, monsoon is weak in Jharkhand till August 13. Due to this, rains are expected to be less than normal.
On August 3, there is possibility of thunderstorms in some parts of the state, while on August 4, heavy rains may occur in one or two places in districts in North and Central Jharkhand. These include Ranchi, Bokaro, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Khunti, Ramgarh, Palamu, Garhwa, Chatra, Koderma, Latehar, Lohardaga, Deoghar, Dhanbad, Dumka, Giridih, Godda, Jamtara, Pakur and Sahebganj. There is a possibility of thunder and lightning in some parts of the state on August 5, 6 and 7, while heavy rains may occur at one or two places in the northern districts of the state on August 5.
Ranchi could remain cloudy from August 2 to 7 with light to moderate rain with one or two thunderstorms. At the same time, the temperature of the capital is expected to be maximum 32 degree Celsius from August 2 to 7 while minimum of 24 degree Celsius.
With July over now, eight districts of the state have received poor rainfall. These districts received between 26 and 55 per cent rainfall which is extremely poor. Deoghar, Khunti, Gumla, Simdega, West Singhbhum, Saraikela-Kharsawan, Sahibganj and Pakur districts received very less rainfall, while 8 districts received less than normal rainfall. At the same time, only nine districts have recorded normal or above normal rainfall. This figure is from June 1 to July 31 in the monsoon season. Jharkhand has so far received 13 per cent less rainfall. So far 453 mm of rain has been received, while in ideal conditions, it should have been 522.2 mm.