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Very heavy rainfall likely in Goa from September 5 : IMD Goa


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Panaji : India Meteorological Department , Goa (IMD) has informed that, With the likely formation of a Low Pressure Area over North & adjoining Central Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours, monsoon activity is likely to get strengthened over South Konkan and Goa in the coming days.
Very Heavy Rainfall (Rainfall exceeding 11.5 cm in 24 hours) is very likely at one or two places over the districts of Goa on 5th 6th and 7th September. Likelihood of Heavy Rainfall (64.5– 115.5 mm of rainfall in 24 hours) continues over North and South Goa districts for about a week from 4th September, with scattered and isolated spatial distributions.
Intense spells for a short duration are very likely over North& South Goa districts during this period. Winds of speed around  40kmph are likely along with rainfall spells. With increased rainfall activity to continue, the areas vulnerable for landslide and flooding may be kept under monitoring.
“Water levels in rivers and reservoirs may be monitored and necessary precautions may kindly be taken. The warnings
are issued based on latest observations and numerical weather prediction model guidance,” said IMD Goa.
IMD Goa has also warned about the possible Impact of increased Rainfall and strong wind during the period from 4
th to 8th September, 2021, Water inundation of low lying areas and urban areas. Uprooting of weak trees, Collapse of weak structures and buildings, Landslide/Mudslides and Rock falls in vulnerable areas, Longer disruption of municipal services (Water, electricity etc.); Rise of water level in rivers and canals; Water flowing over small bridges and culverts ; Some communities and islands temporarily cutoff /not accessible; Damage to all types of crops due to water inundation; Rough sea conditions preventing tourists from entering the sea are likely during the above mentioned period.
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