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Downpour brings down deficit to nil

NT NETWORK

Panaji

Heavy rains lashed the state on Tuesday, bringing down the rainfall deficit to nil. The state received one per cent more rainfall than the normal in the last 24 hours.

The season’s rainfall in the state has already crossed halfway mark of the normal rainfall, official data shows.

IMD sources said the state has received 1456mm rainfall as against 1442.9mm rain, which is 57 inch of the actual rain the state has received since June 1.

On Tuesday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, the IMD recorded 39.2mm rain:  Mormugao received 23.8mm over the same period.

The heavy rainfall has been attributed to feeble offshore trough that is persisting at mean sea level from Goa coast to Kerala coast.

However, the IMD in its three-day forecast said the state is “very likely” to receive heavy rainfall at a few places.

The IMD has said that rough to very rough sea conditions are likely to prevail over southeast and adjoining west central Arabian sea; high waves in the

range of 3-4.2 metres are forecasted till 11.30 pm of July 17 along the Maharashtra coast.

The fire department attended around 30 emergency calls on tree-falls    in 24 hours from Monday 7 am to Tuesday 7am across the state.

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