After 59 years, Goa records highest rainfall at 412 cms

Although the state is facing heavy rainfall at the moment, according to officials, the state's monsoon season would be over within the next four days.

This year during monsoons, the sunny state of Goa has recorded its highest rainfall since 1961 (after 59 years), according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). On Saturday, speaking about this occurrence, Rahul M who is a scientist at IMD Goa, mentioned that this state has reported 412 cms of rainfall from the South West monsoons in 2020. This has amounted to 41% higher than the average value of rainfall in the state.


13 stations are currently monitoring the state's rainfall

Rahul M was quoted saying, "Total state rainfall from south west monsoons is of a value of 412 cms this year. It is the highest seasonal rainfall as per available data. It is 41 percent higher than the normal value of rainfall." The IMD official even said that the highest seasonal rainfall was previously documented at 408 cms, back in 1961.

"Other years when high seasonal rainfall was reported in Goa, was in 1970 at 401 cms and 2019 at 394 cms," the official further said. He added that while the rainfall was being reported via 13 stations currently, back in 1961, only five rainfall monitoring stations were in existence. Although the state is facing heavy rainfall at the moment, according to officials, the state's monsoon season would be over within the next four days.

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