PANAJI: Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall is very likely to be experienced at isolated places over Konkan and Goa.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Madhya Maharashtra. Squally weather speed reaching 40-45 kmph gusting to 50 kmph likely along and off Maharashtra coasts.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas during the next 24 hours, forecasted by the Indian Meteorological Department.
Rain is very likely at most places over Konkan and Goa and Madhya Maharashtra and at many places over Marathwada and Vidarbha during next 24 hours.
The IMD has forecast an average amount of rainfall for the entire four-month season despite the formation of an El Nino weather pattern.
El Nino is a weather phenomenon that involves an abnormal warming up of water surface temperatures in the eastern and central Pacific Ocean, and tends to suppress monsoon rainfall in India.
An El Nino influences weather events globally, a situation known as the El Nino effect.
Rains continue to pound Goa for 3rd consecutive day. Normal life was thrown out of gear due to incessant rain in most parts of Goa.
There are reports of uprooting of trees & flooding of roads from different parts. A huge tree collapsed near Mahalaxmi temple in Panaji.
The retaining wall of St Brito school collapsed once again. Fortunately, there were no casualty. Last year, one woman crossing this road in car was injured due to collapse of retaining wall.