PANAJI: There are only 12 days left till the state’s monsoon season officially ends, but Goa is still experiencing normal monsoon conditions despite having experienced dry spells for the previous 1.5 months.
A few moderate spells that occurred in remote areas of Goa during the past few days as a result of a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal averted a deficit in the monsoon in Goa.
In contrast to the normal rainfall recorded at this point in time, which is 2883 mm, the current cumulative average rainfall for this season to date is 2905 mm.
The unique feature of this year’s monsoon is that from June 27 to July 27, more than half of the season’s rainfall was recorded.
For the following four days, from September 18 to 21, there was no weather alert from the IMD.
You might remember that the weather service had issued a yellow alert for Saturday and Sunday, predicting that there would likely be isolated areas with severe rainfall during these two days.
The IMD, however, predicted light to moderate rainfall was highly possible at most locations over the South and North Goa district until September 23 in its forecast for farmers.