Goa, the picturesque coastal state on India’s western shores, experienced an unexpected deluge from September 29th to September 30th, 2023. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported heavy to very heavy rainfall in various parts of the state, raising concerns and curiosity among residents and meteorologists alike.
The rainfall in different regions of Goa during this two-day period:
Mapusa, a bustling town in northern Goa, topped the charts with a whopping 13 centimeters of rain. This downpour not only filled the air with a sense of novelty but also brought with it a host of challenges.
The IMD has attributed this unexpected burst of rainfall to a complex weather system, including the convergence of moist air masses over the Arabian Sea and an associated low-pressure system. While Goa often witnesses monsoonal rains, the intensity and distribution of rainfall during this particular period have taken many by surprise.
The heavy rains have led to concerns about potential flooding, landslides, and disruptions in daily life. The Goa State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) has issued advisories and warnings to residents in vulnerable areas, urging them to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions.
As the situation unfolds, it is crucial for Goans to stay informed about the latest weather updates and heed the guidance of local authorities. Residents are advised to avoid unnecessary travel during heavy rainfall, especially in areas prone to flooding, and to safeguard their homes and belongings.