Ranchi: It has happened for the first time in the last 49 years that the temperature into minus has been recorded into the state that too at Mccluiskiganj were the temperature reading was at minus one degree Celsius. According to the Ranchi Met office since 1969 a below zero degree has never been recorded in the state.
After Mccluiskiganj Kanke was the coldest at zero degrees. The northern and western regions of the state are reeling under cold waves, therefore, the minimum temperature in Ranchi has declined by another four degrees sending life into disarray as people are seen running for cover under warm clothes in their nail-biting winter season. The only silver lining for the people is the bright sun shine during the day or else the people are found shivering in every part of the state.
Weather scientist RS Sharma said that temperature going into minus was not a big thing as it also depends on the geographical condition of the place however as there is no observatory system in Mccluiskigan, therefore,e it is difficult to comment on the issue however official the temperature has not gone below zero he maintained. According to the report for the next 72 hours there is no respite in the offing for the people as according to the weather department in Deoghar, Dumka, Dhanbad, Giridih, Godda, Jamtara
Pakur, Sahibganj, Palamu Garhwa, Chatra Koderma Latehar and Lohardaga the minimum temperature was 5-7 degrees.