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Goa records season’s second wettest rainfall

Goa: In another torrential spell, seven of the 13 rain gauge stations recorded rainfall above the 100-mm mark, as a combo effect of two systems produced the second wettest 24-hour spell of the season.

On Friday morning, the state average recored was 117.1 mm. However, June 17, which recorded 137.3mm state average rainfall, still remains the wettest 24-hour spell of this season.

“The 24-hour rainfall (in Sakhali) is the highest reported by a rain gauge station in this season. The state average rainfall recorded is also the second highest in this season so far, making it the second wettest day of the season,” Rahul M, scientist at India meteorological department (IMD), Panaji, said.

Other centres recorded heavy rainfall, including Canacona 112.8mm, Mapusa 100.4mm, Sanguem 93.5mm, Old Goa 91.8mm and Panaji 88.5mm. Only Quepem recorded moderate rainfall of 59.8mm.

Further, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at a few places on Saturday and Sunday while the intensity will decrease subsequently.
Heavy rainfall is very likely at a few places with very heavy rainfall at isolated places on Monday and Tuesday.