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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Met dept: Monsoon to weaken next week

Panaji: With the axis of the monsoon trough likely to shift northwards close to the foothills of the Himalayas during the next 48 hours, rainfall activity is likely to reduce over the next week.

The monsoon activity had already slackened during the last seven days. Light to moderate July rainfall has now brought the seasonal total to a normal level of 19%, as compared to a surplus of 35% on July 1 this year.
"The monsoon will go through a weak phase during next week," N Haridasan, assistant meteorologist, meteorological centre, Altinho, Panaji, said.
During the last seven days, the average rainfall recorded in the state has been below 30mm daily. The last heavy spell of about 90mm was recorded on July 5, 2016.
Officials at the centre agreed that it is not worrisome as light to moderate rainfall has occurred all over the state and there has been no dry spell so far. The seasonal total has reached 1,595.7mm (62.8m inches) as compared to the normal of 1,346.7mm (53.0 inches). This means the surplus is 19%. A surplus or deficit of 19% is considered normal.
The meteorological centre has forecast that rain is likely to occur at many places during the next four days.

TOI Goa News

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