Monday, 20 July 2015

Heavy Rains on July 19 but Sunshine on July 20, 2015!

Monsoon rains lashed Goa on Sunday July 19, particularly pouring down afternoon , evening and night with the heaviest rainfall so far in July this year and the third highest since June 1, 2015.

Area weighted average rainfall recorded for Goa in 24 hrs ending 0830 hrs on July 20 was around 90 mm, compared to around 120 mm and 100 mm recorded in 24 hrs on June 20 and 19 respectively.

Six Rain Centers received more than 100 mm of rain during the 24 hrs ending 0830 hrs on July 20:

Ponda: 183.3 mm
Old Goa: 147.4 mm
Valpoi: 142.4 mm
Mapusa: 136.4 mm
Sanguem: 133.5 mm
Sanquelim: 126.6 mm

Vagaries Goa rain gauge at Aquem, Margao recorded 59 mm.

With these rains the Deficiency in seasonal rains came down to -24% from -28% on July 19.

However any hopes of sustained rains were dashed, when clouds cleared by 9 am on July 20, to gave way to bright sunshine and blue skies confounding all forecasts. However rains are reported south of Goa, along Coastal Karnataka and may have just missed Goa. Forecast for rains in the region of 35-45 mm in Goa over next few days stands.

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