Cyclone Titli causes rainfall in Jharkhand

Srikakulam: Uprooted trees block a street after severe cyclonic storm Titli wrecked havoc in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh on Oct 11, 2018. The cyclone, which made landfall between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha early on Thursday, uprooted trees, electricity poles and communication towers and also damaged crops. (Photo: IANS)

Ranchi (IANS): Impact of the cyclone Titli, which made landfall between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha early on Thursday, has also been felt in Jharkhand where some districts experienced rains since early morning.

The rainfall has taken place in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and other bordering parts of Odisha. 

According to Met Department officials, the mercury dropped by three to five degrees Celsius in the state.

The Met Department has issued an alert of moderate to heavy rainfall in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Seraikela, West Singhbhum, Khunti and some other districts. 

The rainfall could spread to six districts in the Santhal Pargana region, including Deoghar, Pakur and Godda. The weather office has predicted 60-120 mm rainfall on Friday in the districts given above.

"Jharkhand may witness rainfall on Friday due to Titali cyclone. There is a possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall in different parts of the state," B.K. Mandal, the Met Director here, told reporters.

The rainfall has created panic among the Durga Puja organisers. The Puja pandals erection work in the state has been badly hit due to the rainfall.
 

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