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Heavy rainfall predicted in Goa; IMD issues orange alert'

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert in Goa, as the state recorded its wettest September day on Sunday. Noteworthily, the warning will be in force here till Tuesday, despite the likeliness of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated regions until Wednesday. Sparse and scattered rains can be also be expected until the end of this week, read reports.

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Thunderstorm & rain in store for Goa today; IMD issues orange alert for July 30-31

The monsoon spell has cast a widespread effect across Goa, washing the North and South districts with short spells of sporadic rains in the morning today. As per reports, these light to moderate showers will be accompanied by thunderstorms through the day. The showers may clock around 11.5 cm to 20.4 cm in rainfall in the next 24 hours.

IMD has also warned against very heavy downpour activity in isolated regions. Meanwhile, an orange alert has further been raised for July 30-31 amid forecasts of torrential rains.

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​Goa's lifeguard agency issues advisory against adventure sports amid increasing accidents

The Goa government on Thursday appointed a private lifeguard agency to avert the horrors of accidents at several tourist locations and otherwise. As per reports, the unit has issued an advisory to warn against such scenarios, urging people to stay away from rocky cliffs and choppy waters, especially during the monsoon season. This move has come on the heels of a swimming ban in the seas off Goa's beaches, implemented due to the same concern.

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In light of impending monsoon, advisory issued to safeguard Goa residents from beach areas

Beaches and water sport activities are a major attraction of Goa, however, with the impending arrival of the southwest monsoons, they have been shut down for visitors. Light showers have been witnessed over the past few days, along the coastal stretch, which signifies that pre-monsoon has already hit the state. This decision has been implemented from Saturday, i.e., 5 June onwards.

On the same day, the Goa government also declared that the ongoing curfew restrictions across the state will be extended till 7 AM of 14 June. However, during this period, shops dealing in essential items will be allowed to operate from 7 AM to 3 PM every day.

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IMD tracks the arrival of Southwest Monsoon in Goa & Maharashtra by early next week

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday, stated that the Southwest Monsoon is likely to hit the coast of Goa and some parts of Maharashtra in the next two to three days. Following its normal course, northwards from Kerala, the summer showers will also advance towards Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu by early next week, bringing respite from the oppressive weathers.

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