Panaji: Over a month into this year’s southwest monsoon,
the state has now received two per cent excess rainfall so far as per the data
released by India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Between June 1 and July 22, the state normally should
receive 1,652 mm of rainfall. This year, with the monsoon unusually active, the
state has received 1,679 mm of rainfall, a two per cent increase.
The southwest monsoon had set in over the state on June
20 after the longest delay of 14 days.
The excess rain graph is expected to show an upward trend
with heavy to very heavy rain predicted on Tuesday and Wednesday between 64.5
mm and 204 mm, according to the IMD.
The IMD has issued an orange alert in the state for two
days from July 23 to July 24. An orange alert, means ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’
rainfall, advising people to be alert. Further, for showing the expected
severity of rainfall intensity, ‘heavy’ (64.5-115.5 mm in 24 hours) to ‘very
heavy’ (115-204 mm in 24 hours) rainfall warning has been issued for the state.
The intense rain spells in the last 24 hours, recording
above 50 mm of rain, had led to flooding in most parts of the city.
According to a Monday morning bulletin of the IMD, most
places in the state have received rainfall. The highest rainfall of 168 mm was
recorded in Valpoi, while Sanguem received 73.2 mm of rain followed by Sankhali
72.2 mm, Quepem 60 mm, Canacona 50.2 mm and Panaji 30 mm.
Source:: The Navhind Times