Jamshedpur: Most places across the state are expected to receive light rains today as the monsoon trough has shifted towards the north.
Weathermen said the monsoon trough was today passing through Patna. An alert of light thunder and lightning was also issued for isolated places.
Lack of adequate rainfall was still resulting in a 50 per cent rain deficit in Jharkhand.
Against a normal of 489.2 mm, the state so far this monsoon has received 244.7 mm of rain, a deficit of 59 per cent.
Met statistics suggest that in absence of adequate rain, the maximum temperature in most districts is recording three to four notches above normal.
It has also resulted in a high discomfort index in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro and several other districts.