Heavy rainfall likely for 3 days

Heavy showers led to flooding on the 18th June Road in Panaji on Thursday. The city has been receiving incessant rain since the last few days.

Panaji: Heavy showers continued to lash the state for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting heavy rain till Sunday.

The IMD observatory recorded the highest rainfall of 54.3 mm in Panaji in the last 24 hours, causing waterlogging in several parts of the city.

Goa is likely to receive heavy rainfall at isolated places until this weekend. “Heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over the state for the next three days – July 10, 11 and 12, and strong winds with speed reaching 50-60 kmph are likely to prevail over southwest and west central Arabian Sea,” the IMD said.

The state has been witnessing heavy rainfall since Monday and it received 40.5 mm above normal rainfall between 8.30 am on Wednesday and 8.30 am on Thursday. In the 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Thursday, Sankhali recorded 50.8 mm of rainfall, while Old Goa reported 48.4 mm rainfall and Canacona recorded 42.4 mm of rain. Pernem and Mormugao recorded 34 mm and 38 mm rain, respectively.

From June 1 to July 9, Goa has recorded 1,521.4 mm rain, which is 25 per cent of the month’s average rainfall (1,212.3 mm). In the last three weeks, the state crossed the 100-mm mark for 24-hour rain two times. During the June 17 deluge, a total of 137.2 mm of rain was recorded, while on July 3 the rain recorded was 117.1 mm.