Thursday, 10 September 2015

Low Forming In Bay of Bengal around 11-12th September could bring rain to Goa next week - Posted September 10, 2015

After a big lull in SW Monsoon rains in 1st week of September, Goa received some activity on 8th, 9th and 10th. Though this was mainly 'hits and misses' rains, with some areas like Mapusa, Sanguem, Sanquelim receiving heavy rains on a given day, and some centres receiving NIL rains! For daily rainfall figures checkout this page.

From weighted average rainfall for Goa of 2 mm on 8th to 20 mm on 9th and 12 mm on 10th, the overcast conditions brought down the day max temperatures from 32.1C to 29.8C and minimum temperature from 25.5C to 23.3C.

But the seasonal deficiency continues to be more than 24% below normal.


However as detailed in the weather blog Vagaries of The Weather, a low is expected to form in Bay of Bengal around 11th - 12th. Named as BB6, the Low is expected to track West towards M.P. due to strong resistance in the North. This movement of the Low is expected to bring good rains to Maharashtra and Konkan including Goa next week.

The SW Monsoon has withdrawn from Pakistan, Rajasthan and parts of Punjab and Harayana. But the formation and movement of BB6 will slow the withdrawal south of M.P. for the time being. This is definately a good news to west coast and parts of South Peninsula, which have received deficient rains so far this season.

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