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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rainy weekend reduces deficit to 0

Panaji: With a late surge in rain activity in the monsoon's last fortnight and September's wettest (two day) spell on Saturday and Sunday, the seasonal total is just 1.6 inch short of the normal mark of 2971.8 (117 inches).

The meteorological centre at Altinho recorded an average of just over 70mm rainfall in Goa during the last 48 hours till Sunday morning. This meant that the overall deficit has been reduced to nil after many weeks and the seasonal total has touched total to 2933.4 (115.4 inches) onSunday morning.
A low pressure area which started in coastal Andhra Pradesh and is now persisting over Vidharbha and adjoining Telangana and south Chhattisgarh has triggered the heavy rainfall in isolated places in Goa.
While the associated upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6km above mean sea level also persists, the meteorological centre has forecast heavy rainfall at isolated places in Goa on September 26, 2016.
The seasonal deficit had persisted entirely during the months of July, August and September, raising the prospect of a deficit in the seasonal total.
But with barely four day for the four-month season from June to September to end, the normal seasonal mark is on the verge of being reached.
During the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, Pernem recorded heavy rainfall of 77.8mm while other centres recorded rather heavy to moderate rainfall.
Sakhali recorded 50.8mm, Canacona 46.4mm, Sanguem 36.4mm, Mapusa 34.0mm, Quepem 31.2mm, Valpoi 26.4mm, Ponda 23.4mm and other centres on a lesser scale.

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