PANAJI: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert, warning of heavy rainfall at a few places and the likelihood of very heavy rainfall at isolated places.
The alert follows the downpour witnessed over the past three days, which has significantly reduced rain deficit from 71.2% to 57.3% in the state.
According to the IMD, heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places on the 27th, 28th, and 29th of June, posing potential challenges to infrastructure and daily life.
Goa has suffered over 73 per cent rainfall deficit in the first 22 days of south west monsoon season. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Goa has predicted that conditions are becoming favourable for active monsoon currents.
Rainfall activity is very likely to increase over North & South Goa districts during next 5 days due to active monsoon conditions persisting over Goa
The off-shore trough at mean sea level now runs along Karnataka-Kerala coasts.Westerly winds prevail in the lower levels of the atmosphere over Goa up to 5km above mean sea level
The cyclonic circulation over Northwest Bay of Bengal adjoining north Odisha-West Bengal coasts extending upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height persists. Under its influence, a Low Pressure Area is likely to form over the same region during next 24 hours.
Squally weather with wind speed 40-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph is likely along and off South Maharashtra – Goa coast on 24th to 28th June. Fishermen are advised not to venture along and off Goa coast for 5 days from 24th June 2023
In 2022, the June month had ended with nine per cent deficit rains and had picked up in the month of July. Before that in 2020 and 2021 season, June had reported surplus rains.