GOA: With frequent torrential rain and several spells of very heavy rain over the past couple of months, the monsoon on Friday crossed the seasonal average with a month and a half still to go. The seasonal total had reached 2,989mm (117.5 inches). A total of 2,975.6 (117.1 inches) is considered normal for the four-month season. This is the fastest the monsoon has completed its seasonal average in at least a decade.
With regular systems in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal buffering the monsoon cycle, the season’s normal has been crossed in less than two and half months. “During this monsoon, the normal value of the state average rainfall has been crossed by August 12. This is the fastest in a decade,” Rahul M, scientist, India meteorological department (IMD), Panaji said.
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