GOA: Rainfall in Goa crossed the 100-inch mark, being calculated from June 1. This is mainly owing to incessant showers over the past couple days in the state.
On Wednesday morning, the rain gauge stations at Sakhali and Quepem recorded 114mm and 102mm of rainfall, respectively. In its 24-hour rainfall record, the Pernem rain gauge station received 250mm of rainfall as of Wednesday morning till 8.30am. The surplus rain resulted in the taluka crossing the 3,000mm mark this monsoon. The seasonal total rainfall that Pernem has received is 3,129mm from June 1 to August 5 till 8.30am.
IMD records show that the highest 24-hour rainfall in 2019 was 239mm, which was recorded at the Valpoi rain gauge station. The IMD said that the low pressure area which significantly increased the monsoon activity over Goa is going to move westwards across central India and prevail till August 7. Owing to this system, rainfall and winds are going to continue till August 7. Further on, the intensity of rainfall over Goa will reduce.
The reduction, however, does not mean that the rainfall activity will completely cease, IMD scientist Rahul M said.
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