Monsoon may hit Goa in next 48 hours: Met

PANAJI: Steady showers, in a few parts of Goa, brought the mercury down and provided much relief from the searing heat. But that is not the only good news. The south-west monsoon may set in over Goa during the next 48 hours.

“Conditions are favourable for the onset of south-west monsoon over Goa during the next 48 to 72 hours,” K V Singh, director, met department, Altinho, told TOI on Monday.

“Showers received on Sunday and Monday are pre-monsoon showers,” he said. But as the south-west monsoon has advanced over Kerala on Monday, Goa may soon follow on its itinerary. A low-pressure area has formed in the Arabian Sea which is likely to intensify into a depression,” Singh added. This might yield more rain and create favourable conditions for the commencement of the monsoon season on time.

A port warning has been issued as a cautionary signal for vessels going out in view of the likely depression. With regard to any cyclone, Singh said, “Sea wind will be there but not on land.” Mild to heavy thundershowers are likely in various parts of Goa during the next couple of days.

Meanwhile, Margao witnessed a heavy spell as the Met department recorded 80.1 mm of rainfall during the last 24 hours up to 8.30am on Monday, while in other places, the rainfall recorded was: Canacona 29mm, Dabolim 62mm, Mapusa 32.2mm, Mormugao 20.0, Ponda 1.2, Valpoi 9.3 and Panaji 63.8.

From TOI

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