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Monsoon to arrive in this state tomorrow: What IMD advises
After the delay of almost a fortnight, the south-west monsoon is expected to hit Goa on Friday. The development was confirmed by a MeT official who said that pre-monsoon rains have been lashing parts of the state for last few days and continued on Thursday as well.
After the delay of almost a fortnight, the south-west monsoon is expected to hit Goa on Friday. The development was confirmed by a MeT official who said that pre-monsoon rains have been lashing parts of the state for last few days and continued on Thursday as well. The state witnessed moderate showers in the capital Panaji on Thursday morning. "The monsoon is likely to arrive in the state on Friday. Most places in North Goa and South Goa districts received light to moderate rains on Thursday," he said.
Meanwhile, IMD has said that strong winds with speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph are likely to prevail over south-west and west-central Arabian Sea on Thursday and Friday. The India Meteorological Department's (IMD) centre, in a bulletin, has also advised fishermen not to venture into the sea.
Meanwhile, despite the rains, there was no large change in the maximum temperatures which were appreciably above normal in both North Goa and South Goa, the IMD said. On Wednesday, Mormugao in South Goa recorded the highest maximum temperature of 34 degree Celsius, it said.
The IMD added that areas of Goa like Mapusa, Old Goa and Sankhalim in North Goa and Quepem in South Goa have received around three cm rain so far this month. Besides, Panaji and Pernem in North Goa, and Dabolim, Margao and Sanguem in South Goa got two cm rain in June, while the rural Canacona taluka received one cm downpour, it added.
Meanwhile, Pune and its neighbourhood are also likely to get light rainfall by Friday, when the southwest monsoon arrives in Maharashtra. Skies will be cloudy and light rains are very likely in and around Pune on Thursday and Friday, a IMD official said. "Saturday onwards, heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in south-central Maharashtra and Goa," the official added.
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