PANAJI: Heavy rains lashed parts of Goa in the last 24 hours and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘Orange’ alert for the coastal State forecasting heavy showers at isolated places.
Several parts of Goa’s capital Panaji, including the low-lying 18th June Road and Mala area, were inundated on wednesday night due to incessant rains.
The Well Marked Low Pressure Area over northeast Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood now lies as a Low Pressure Area over the same region with associated cyclonic circulation extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level.
It is very likely to move west-northwestwards towards northwest Madhya Pradesh during next 2 days.
The east-west trough now runs from northwest Rajasthan to Northeast Bay of Bengal across northeast Rajasthan, northwest Madhya Pradesh, Low Pressure Area over Northeast Madhya Pradesh & neighbourhood, south Jharkhand and Gangetic West Bengal and extends upto 1.5 km above mean sea level.
Due to strengthening of the SW monsoon flow, heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over North Goa and South Goa districts of the state on 28th June 2023.
The off-shore trough at mean sea level now runs from Maharashtra coast to Kerala coast.
The roads in the capital city or the Smart City were flooded in many parts of Bhatulem, EDC Patto, and Campal, 18th June Road, which led to traffic congestion at many places in the State.
The worst affected is 18th June Road, where the water level at some parts has reached knee level. Water entered dozens of shops on 18 June Road and adjacent roads, causing shopkeepers to lose due to damage to goods.
There were reports of flooding on M G Road, bus stand and in some other parts of the city. Rainwater also entered in few houses in the city.