PANAJI: Incessant rain in several parts of Goa has put normal life out of gear in the state. Several incidents of tree collapse and falling of electricity poles were also reported due to squally weather.
65 mm rain was recorded in Goa in last 24 hours with Dabolim reporting a maximum of 116 mm followed by Margao with 106 mm. Quepem and Sanguem recorded least of 18 mm and 26 mm respectively.
IMD has warned of an increase in rainfall activity accompanied by gusty winds in the state for next two days due to low pressure areas over Goa.
“A Low Pressure Area lies over Eastcentral Arabian Sea off south Konkan-Goa coasts and another Low Pressure Area lies over Northeast & adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal. There is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall over Goa during September 29, 2023 to October 1, 2023.
Rainfall activity is very likely to increase over North & South Goa districts during next 3 days.
Short intense spells and winds gusting to around wind speed reaching 45- 55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely along with the rainfall spell.
onditions are favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of Northwest and adjoining West India during the next two days.
Meanwhile, a cyclonic circulation over the West-Central Bay of Bengal off the Andhra Pradesh coast and another cyclonic circulation over Telangana may produce light to moderate fairly widespread to widespread showers with thunderstorms, lightning, and isolated heavy falls over Odisha from September 29 to October 1, and Jharkhand on September 30 and October 1.
To the south, up to moderate fairly widespread to widespread rains with isolated heavy rainfall may lash Tamil Nadu from September 27-30, Coastal Andhra Pradesh from September 28 to October 1, and Coastal Karnataka and Kerala from September 28 – October 1, and Interior Karnataka from September 29 – October 1.
The IMD extended the orange warning to September 30 as well implying that the heavy rainfall activity will continue over the State.
“Thunderstorms with lighting and wind speed reaching 45-55 km/h, gusting to 65 km/h are very likely at isolated places over North and South Goa on September 30,” the IMD said.
For October 1, the weather office said heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over North and South Goa districts of the State.