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Friday, June 10, 2016

Monsoon may hit state today

Panaji: The southwest monsoon is likely to hit Goa and Konkan region on Saturday, as conditions are favourable for its further advance despite a slight disturbance caused by an upper air circulation in the Arabian Sea.

While the season will begin about four to five days late after weak pre-monsoon activity in the initial stages, the southwest monsoon has advanced into coastal and south and north interior Karnataka and other places in Andhra Pradesh. Closer to Goa, the northern limit of monsoon extended up to Karwar till Friday.
"The advance of southwest monsoon is likely to happen by Saturday," director, meteorological centre, Altinho, V K Mini said.
The upper air cyclonic circulation over east central Arabian Sea, off Karnataka and Goa coasts, between 2.1 km to 7.6km above mean sea level persisted and this affected the wind direction over the state. The wind direction was mostly north and north easterly, which meant that monsoon activity was slightly disturbed on Friday and sunny weather prevailed during morning hours.
The meteorological centre has forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places over Goa on June 11 and 12, with westerly to southwesterly winds and speed from 45 to 50 km per hour, temporarily reaching 60 kmph in gust or squall. The sea will be rough with westerly to southwesterly waves.
Fishermen have been advised not to go out to sea during the next 24 hours.
During the last 24 hours till Friday morning, the rainfall was widespread and Dabolim recorded the highest quantum of rainfall of 85.0mm, Canacona 64.0mm, Sanguem 59.8mm and Pernem 56.8mm.
The other centres, Mapusa recorded 50.0mm, Panaji 28.4mm, Mormugao 27.6mm, Quepem 25.0mm and other centres on a lesser scale.

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