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Saturday, July 2, 2016

June showers excess rains over Goa

PANJIM: As the country reels under a rainfall deficit, Goa turned out to be an exception as in the first month of the monsoon the State received nearly 30 percent excess rainfall.

As per information available with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Goa observatory, from June 1 to June 30, the State received 48 inches of rainfall, almost 11 inches above normal. “The rainfall for June has been in excess, much above normal. Though the arrival of the monsoon was delayed from the traditional date, it became active very fast,” Goa director VK Mini said.
For June, the rest of India recorded a 11 percent deficit rainfall and this could drop further. The two wettest days in June were 21 and 28 that recorded 6 inches and 4.4 inches of rain respectively.
As per IMD, Panjim recorded 48 inches of rains in one month while Mormugao recorded 61 inches. The other major national stations like Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai and New Delhi had between 4 inches and 23 inches of rainfall recorded.
Though the monsoon currents are still active, the rainfall has lessened, with the State receiving moderate to heavy showers. In the last 24 hours, it recorded just 6.8 mm of rains. IMD forecasts light to moderate showers for the State during the next five days.

Herald Goa News

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