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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Furious rains continue to pound Goa; unlikely to stop anytime soon

Panaji: A feeble offshore trough extending at mean sea level from south Maharashtra coast to the Kerala coast has sustained the monsoon activity during the last few days, raising the seasonal total to 1,821.3mm (71.7 inches) and the surplus to 13%.

Heavy rains lashed most parts of the state on Wednesday, and there is unlikely to be any respite, as the meteorological centre has forecast heavy rainfall in isolated places for the next four days till Sunday.
"Otherwise, the rainfall will be moderate in most places," said director, meteorological centre, Altinho, V K Mini. During the last 24 hours till 8.30am on Wednesday, Ponda witnessed the heaviest rainfall at 117.0mm. A few other centres also recorded heavy rainfall activity with Mormugao recording 95.2mm, Margao 86.1mm, Dabolim 85.2mm, Pernem 75.8mm, Panaji 72.8mm, Mapusa 68.0mm, Sakhali 65.4mm and Old Goa 66.1mm.
With the feeble offshore trough likely to persist at mean sea level from south Maharashtra coast to Kerala coast, the surplus which had reduced due to dull activity during mid-July period has now increased slightly. Contrary to the usual pattern of rainfall, the coastal centres have recorded substantially more rain than those in the hinterland. Mormugao, in the port town, has the highest seasonal total of 2,195.4mm, Pernem 2,135.6mm and Dabolim 1,938.3mm.
In comparison, only Sakhali has received more rainfall of 1,999.7mm, while Sanguem has recorded 1,788.6mm, Quepem 1,754.7mm, but Valpoi, considered one of the wettest places in Goa only 1,445.5mm.

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