Monday, 16 May 2016

Overcast conditions and thunder storms. First substantial pre Monsoon rains in Goa - Posted May 16, 2016

Goa has seen some thunderstorm activity over the weekend and continuing into Monday 16, 2016.

On Friday May 13 evening and Saturday May 14 late night, rains with thunder were reported mainly from South Goa, with Sanguem, Quepem and Margao recording most of the rains. On Sunday May 15, rains with thunder storm were reported from Valpoi and Ponda.

Vagaries Goa Rain Gauge at Margao, recorded 8 mm and 4 mm respectively in 24 hours ending 0830 hrs on May 14 and May 15.

These are the first  substantial pre-monsoon rains in Goa.

Skies have remained overcast and more rains are expected under the influence of the Deep Depression BB1 in the Bay of Bengal. BB1 is expected to move N/NW as of May 16.

Under its influence, heavy rainfall is forecast for Chennai and much of South India.

West coast of India from Kerala upto Goa will also get rains under influence from tise system, from Monday May 16 to Thursday19.

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