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In 40 days, Goa crosses half-way monsoon mark Naik

In 40 days, Goa crosses half-way monsoon mark Naik

11 Jul 2018 No comment 11 hits

PANAJI: Heavy rain this week has pushed the seasonal total towards the half-way mark in Goa, after an off-shore trough of the Karnataka-Kerala coast sustained rainfall activity after the deluge last week.

Rainfall of 2,946mm (116 inches) is considered normal for the four-month season that runs from June to September. This week’s rainfall has taken the seasonal total to 1,430.2mm (56.3 inches) on Tuesday morning. The total is soon expected to touch the halfway mark. The current surplus is 15%, as the ‘normal’ rainfall for this stage of the season is 1,246.7mm.

Rainfall activity in Goa has been brisk since it hit the state on June 8, even climbing to a 31% surplus in June. However, the wettest spell of the season was on July 6, when 122mm of incessant rain disrupted normal life in the state. The past 24 hours till Tuesday morning saw Sanguem record rainfall of 75.4mm, but many other centres recorded moderate rainfall, with Quepem clocking 63.3mm, Valpoi 47.6mm, Sakhali 42.5 and Ponda 36mm.

The India meteorological department (IMD), Panaji, has forecast moderate rain or thundershowers at most places in the state over the next five days.

The fire services received eight rain-related calls. Two cars parked near the primary health centre, Sakhali, were partially damaged and their owners suffered a total loss of Rs 90,000.

Waterlogged roads trouble pedestrians

In Bicholim, heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds affected normal life as several trees uprooted on major roads in Mayem, Kudchirem, Velguem, Sakhali, Kasarpal and Latambarcem. The roads at many places were waterlogged, due to which pedestrians faced hardship. A road near the Kadamba bus stand, Bicholim, was washed away and large potholes have sprung up, making life difficult for locals.

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