PANAJI: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Goa Unit, today in its weather forecast, has issued an orange alert with heavy to very heavy rainfall till July 15.
“The development of Low-pressure area off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts, east-west shear zone running roughly along Lat.18°N between 3.1km& 5.8 km above mea sea level and Another Low Pressure Area, formed over south Gujarat & adjoining Northeast Arabian Sea, has strengthened the monsoon currents over Goa coast,” the IMD said
The IMD has issued orange alert till July 15 after which yellow alert for July 16 and 17.
As per IMD records, the State has so far received 53 inches (1365.5mm) of rainfall as against the average trend of 52 inches (1335.8mm). State is witnessing 2 per cent surplus rains as of now.
So far, July 11 has been the wettest day of the season with 5 inches of rains in a day.
The department said that heavy to very heavy rains are expected at isolated places over Konkan and Goa