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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Seasonal rainfall in state touches 80-inch mark

PANAJI: Heavy rains lashed the state on Sunday due to a feeble offshore trough extending from Kerala to Konkan coast, as the total seasonal rainfall touched 2,032.2mm (80.0 inches) on Sunday morning.

With a seasonal total of 2,032.2mm even before the half way mark during the four-month season, the surplus was 15% on Sunday. This is in a normal range, as a surplus or deficit of 19% is considered normal.
With the offshore trough likely to persist and the axis of monsoon trough at mean sea level in the right place, the meteorological centre has forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next four days.
But compared to the first few days of last week when the average rainfall in the state was 70mm almost daily, the quantum has decreased during the last two days.
The state average of rainfall was just over 54mm daily during 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday.
During the last 24 hours, most centres recorded rather heavy rainfall between 35.6mm to 64.5 mm.
Mormugao recorded 61.2mm, Ponda 48.0mm, Pernem 45.8mm, Dabolim 42.6mm, Canacona 40.2mm, Valpoi 38.4mm and Quepem 36mm.
But despite the incessant rainfall in the state, agriculture department officials said that its impact is not adverse on paddy crops at this stage. "There is not much problem, as the paddy fields are not submerged. In fact, it is better for crops as the rain percolates faster," an official said.

TOI Goa News

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