Ranchi: The capital city of Ranchi and its adjoining areas were at the receiving end of heavy downpours which continued at regular intervals.
As per reports of the MET department on Holi also which falls on March 10 many districts of the state including Ranchi, Bokaro, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Simdega, S ar a i ke l a-Kha r s awan , Palamu and Chatra will
The day commenced with drizzle after which the clouds got clear and the sun shined bright and high in the sky however come the afternoon suddenly it got filled with dark clouds and soon it started raining heavily accompanied with heavy winds. The rainfall which commences in the afternoon also continued till late evening.
Due to the rainfall normal life was thrown out of the gear with many areas reporting water logging. Due to the rains people preferred to remain in the comfort of their houses despite the festival of Holi being around the corner.
The MET department in its predictions has said that on Holi also windspeed will remain around 30-40 kilometres which will be accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning.
In the last 24 hour almost all the areas of the state had received slight to medium range of rainfall while in North Eastern Regions Maithon recorded heavy rainfall at 72 mm. The minimum temperature was 14.4 degrees at Ranchi while Jamshedpur was hottest at 32.3 degrees.
The rainfall has badly impacted the markets as despite the shops filled up with items used in celebrations of the festival are being found empty as people are being forces to live inside due to the rains.