Goa ( Panjim) received an unprecedented heavy rainfall in the past 24hr. The local weather station measured 121mm rainfall, ending at 8.30am today morning. This is an all time high rainfall in 24hr, beating nearly a century old record of 109mm, witnessed on 06th November 1922. Also, Goa achieves the distinction of recording heaviest monthly rainfall of November by clocking 223mm between 01Nov and 21Nov 2021. This also, beats the earlier highest monthly record od 211.8mm in Nov 1922.
Unprecedented heavy rainfall was on two counts. A low pressure area over east central Arabian Sea has been fanning moist winds over Goa and neighborhood. Also, a trough of low pressure is extending along the West Coast from Coastal Karnataka to Konkan.
The combined influence of these two systems has caused moderate to heavy showers over this region. Goa normally experiences light and occasionally moderate rainfall during this period. Goa has a normal rainfall of 26.7mm in November. In the last 10 years, a maximum of 15mm rainfall was recorded in November 2015. On half of the occasions, the monthly rainfall was limited to </= 1mm.
This unseasonal weather activity will continue for the next 3-4days with light to moderate rain and showers. Most of this activity will occur in the evening and night hour. It substantially reduces during the last month of Northeast Monsoon. Practically, Goa remains dry between December and March.