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June rainfall 14% below normal

June rainfall 14% below normal

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02 Jul 2019 No comment 31 hits

PANAJI: June ended with the state receiving 14% below normal rainfall. Although the monsoon got off to a bleak start, the India meteorology department (IMD) said there are indications of good rain overall owing to the spell of heavy showers in the last week of June.
“In the last week of June, Goa received maximum rainfall to cope with the lost days. That contributed to making it near-to-normal rainfall. Goa received 14% below normal rainfall in June this year,” said IMD director, KV Padgalwar, on the 14-day delay in the monsoon. The onset of the monsoon was recorded in the state on June 20. A week on, rain lashed the state from June 26 to 29 resulting in heavy showers in isolated areas.
The IMD, however, is yet to determine if this was the lowest deficit in the state. “We have 20 years’ data. We will have to check and evaluate if this was the lowest deficit this decade,” Padgalwar said. This week, IMD Goa issued a yellow alert for the state, forecasting moderate to heavy rainfall for three days. Parts of the state experienced chilly weather on Sunday and Monday, despite rainfall having subsided on these two days.
“Sultry conditions prevail an hour before the rain which will result in warmth. When it rains, it is accompanied with winds. The chilly atmosphere prevails after the rain,” Padgalwar said.

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