Saturday, 25 July 2015

Goa records the heaviest rainfall of the season so far in 24 hours on July 25, 2015

Favourable conditions, detailed in the post of July 24, resulted in the strengthening of the offshore trough, leading to massive rains in Goa in the 24 hours period ending 0830 hours on July 25, 2015.

In the 13 rain gauge stations monitored by IMD and the one rain gauge of Vagaries, 10 had recorded rainfall more than 100 mm and one, Dabolim had recorded more than 200 mm.

The average area weighted rainfall for Goa in this 24 hr period was around 125 mm, which is the highest so far this season. This downpour wiped out 6% off the deficiency figure as can be seen in this chart from IMD Goa :

All the dams in Goa are reported to be near full or over flowing as per this report in Times of India . Reports of water logging, trees falling are coming from all over the state. Fortunately there is no loss of life reported.

For Vagaries Goa raingauge at Aquem, Margao also, this was the highest rainfall recorded in a day this season:

The highest recorded by Vagaries Goa in June this year was 131 mm on June 19th.But the highest recorded by Vagaries Goa in a day in 2014 was 170 mm on July 15, 2014.

The rains of July 24 and 25 also catapulted Ponda to the top of the charts!

Till 8:30 am on July 25, 2015

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