PANAJI: The seven days of continues heavy rain in the state has almost bridged the huge rainfall deficit
Goa received record 535 mm rainfall in just last six days while total rainfall from June 1 received in Goa is 901.8 mm. Goa was staring at a whopping deficit of over 50 percent a week back.
However, continuous high rainfall days starting from June 28 which received the highest daily rainfall of 142.5 mm of the season and yesterday’s second highest rainfall of the season i.e. 107.2 mm reduced the deficit gap substantially.
Even the days between June 28 and July 3 received substantial rainfall e.g. June 29 – 54.6 mm, June 30 – 86.2, July 1 – 84.5 and July 2 – 59.5.
However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange warning until July 7, cautioning that moderate to heavy rainfall is expected in Goa over the next four days due to a low-pressure belt.
Yesterday, the towns of Quepem (170 mm), Margao (168.3 mm), and Sanguem (153.8 mm) in South Goa received the highest amounts of rainfall. Pernem (130 mm) and Panaji (104.1 mm) were not far behind.
Mormugao recorded the lowest rainfall with 58 mm in the 24-hour period ending at 8:30 am. Mapusa- 99 mm, Ponda 95 mm, Valpoi- 88.3 mm, Dabolim – 84.8 mm & Sanquelim- 76.6 mm, Canacona 75.2 mm & Ela (Old Goa) -67.8 mm.
Several parts of India are witnessing rainfall during the past few days. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), an intense spell of rainfall is likely to continue over south Peninsular India and Konkan and Goa during the next four to five days.
The western end of the Southwest Monsoon trough at mean sea level lies to the north of its normal position and the eastern end runs near its norma position. A cyclonic circulation lies over northwest Uttar Pradesh at lower tropospheric levels.
Meanwhile, a cyclonic circulation lies over the south Gujarat Region and neighbourhood in middle tropospheric levels. Another cyclonic circulation lies over the Southwest and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal in middle tropospheric levels.