Goa to witness heavy rain, thunderstorm
PANAJI: India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that thunderstorm storm activity and rainfall are very likely to continue for the next 5 days due to the low-pressure area formed over Comorin and adjourning Srilanka coast.
“As forecasted earlier, thunderstorm activity is very likely to continue over Goa. Warnings for lightning at an isolated place over North&South Goa continues for 5 days. Heavy rainfall(>6.4cm in 24hrs) is very likely at one or two places over both districts of Goa from around 4th November,” the IMD said.
The forecast states that a Low-Pressure Area lies over Comorin area & adjoining the north Sri Lanka coast.
“With its likely emergence over Southeast Arabian Sea during the next 48hrs, an increase in spatial distribution and intensity of rainfall is likely over Goa from around 3rd November onwards,” IMD said.
Further, the cyclonic circulation will probably be more notable in the Arabian Sea by mid-week.
“Some forecast models show its development as it moves northward in the second half of the week. It is too soon to discuss the details, but the increase of rainfall on the west coast facing the Arabian Sea is possible,” it states.
The forecast also says that easterly winds may increase on the east side of the cyclonic circulation, resulting in west Indian states such as Maharashtra experiencing windy weather during the second half of the week.