‘Vayu’ passes Goa coast without major damage

Panaji: The cyclonic storm Vayu passed the Goa coast on
Tuesday evening at a close distance of 200 kilometres without causing much of
havoc in the state.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued
‘orange alert’ for Wednesday indicating heavy to very heavy rain (between 11.5
cm and 20 cm) at isolated places in the state, as the deep depression over the
Arabian Sea, which brewed over the last two days, has now intensified into a
severe cyclonic storm and is likely to hit the Gujarat coast on June 13
morning.

On Tuesday, the sky was partly cloudy in the state during
the morning hours and later turned generally cloudy in the afternoon till late
evening with light to moderate rain occurring at widespread areas accompanied
by squall.

In the last 24 hours, Sanguem recorded the highest
rainfall of 17.2 mm followed by Dabolim 11.2 mm, Canacona 10.2 mm, Mormugao 9.6
mm, Quepem 7.4 mm, Panaji 6.4 mm and the least rainfall of 1.6 mm was recorded
in Sankhali.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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