The Indian meteorological department has issued a red alert for Goa for Friday, predicting extremely heavy rains at isolated places as the low-pressure system in the Arabian Sea will intensify into a depression in the next 24 hours and move towards east northeastwards over east central Arabian Sea.
The IMD has advised people to stay indoors for two days – Thursday and Friday – cautioning them that there is likelihood of floods and waterlogging.
Fishermen have also been advised not to venture into the sea due to rough weather conditions.
The weather department has continued with orange alert for Thursday, as there will be heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places due to a low-pressure belt developed in the Arabian Sea.
There will be heavy to extremely heavy rain in some areas on October 25 as the system will turn into a depression.
“Heavy to very heavy rain, and extremely heavy rain is very likely to occur on October 25 at isolated places in the coastal state. The ‘well marked’ low-pressure system is very likely to intensify into a ‘depression’ in the next 24 hours and then into a cyclonic storm in the subsequent 48 hours moving west-north westwards with gradual intensification,” the IMD weather bulletin warned.
Heavy rain lashed the state on Wednesday with Pernem, Panaji and Canacona talukas recording the highest rainfall at 60 mm.
Between October 1 to October 23, Goa recorded 258.3 mm of post-monsoon rains, against the normal 137.9 mm, a departure of 87 per cent.