Sunday , 21 April 2019
State to witness heavy showers this week
wet weather: A man crosses a road during a downpour at Ribandar on Monday

State to witness heavy showers this week




The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the state is “very likely” to receive heavy rainfall at isolated places for the next four days.

The weather department has said that an offshore trough moving along the west coast from Goa to Kerala could result in “heavy to very heavy showers” at isolated places for the next 24 hours.

On Monday, the state witnessed widespread heavy rainfall at most places and Ponda received maximum rainfall of 108 mm followed by Pernem 85 mm, Valpoi 82.6 mm, Ela (Old Goa) 65.2 mm, Sankhali 52 mm and Sanguem 44.5mm. Squally winds with speed reaching 45­50 kilometres per hour and gusting to 60 kilometres per hour are “very likely” along the Goa-Karnataka-Kerala coastline.

Fishermen have been advised to not venture into sea until Tuesday, as high waves in the range of 3.5-4.4 metres are forecast between 5.30 pm on Monday to 11.30 pm on Tuesday along the coastline from Vengurla to Vasco.

Monsoon officially arrived in Goa on June 7 and covered the entire region within four days with intense fury, flooding streets and causing havoc on roads.

Due to the heavy showers lashing several parts of Goa for the past four days, there were over 220 incidents of uprooting of trees reported in the state.

Fire and emergency services officer said that the trees were very old and the branches had dried up. He said that due to windy weather the trees fell unexpectedly and added that on an average it took them 4-5 hours to clear the trees from roads and houses.

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