Friday, 16 August 2013

Mid Month Review - Monsoon dismal in August so far

Goa, on an average has received only around 28% of the normal rains for August so far till August 15, 2013. This represents a sharp departure from the almost incessant rains during the entire month of July.

The rainfall recorded at Panaji is taken as the average rainfall for Goa. And the rainfall recorded this season till 8:30 am of August 15, 2013 has been:


Though the seasonal rainfall till date is almost normal, the shortfall in August is around 15 inches.

Across Goa this deficit in August can be sharply gauged from the following month-wise, seasonal graph:


Valpoi continues to lead the pack with 160 inches of rain so far this season. Sanguem, Sakhali, Ponda, Pernem, Margao, Old Goa and Quepem are the other centers which have crossed the 100 inches mark. Only Mapusa, Panaji, Canacona, Dabolim and Mormugao are yet to reach the century mark.

A look at the rainfall this season across India sub-divisional wise till August 15:

The Konkan - Goa sub division shows +31% departure from normal. India as a whole has recorded +13% departure from normal. Only the NE States, Bihar and Jharkhand have had deficient rainfall till date.

We shall look at the prospects for the rest of the month in the next update.

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