IMD issues orange alert predicting heavy to very heavy rain on Sept 28


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the State, predicting heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places on Thursday.

Most parts of Goa witnessed light to moderate rainfall on Wednesday even as the weather bureau described the southwest monsoon as vigorous in the State.

“Goa is very likely to receive heavy rainfall at a few places and very heavy rainfall at isolated places on September 28. Similarly, the State is very likely to receive heavy rainfall at isolated places from Sept 29 to 30 and on Oct 1,” the IMD said.

Additionally, light to moderate rainfall is also expected at most places from Sept 28 to Oct 3.

While issuing a warning along the South Maharashtra-Goa coast, the IMD has said squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph and gusting to 55 kmph is likely from Sept 28 to 30. Fishermen have been advised not to venture out into the sea for the period.

Meanwhile, several parts of the State continued to receive light to moderate rainfall throughout the day. Pernem received the highest amount of rainfall at 78.8 mm in the last 24 hours followed by Mapusa at 78.5 mm. The capital city of Panaji which has been grappling with battered roads has received 27.5 mm rains.

The average seasonal rainfall (from June 1 to Sept 27) is up by 6.4 per cent with the State receiving 3,170.8 mm of rain so far. The normal seasonal average is 2,980.4 mm.

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