The monsoons are possibly the best time to be in Goa. Sipping on chai and eating pakoras, the smell of wet mud around and the sight of lush greenery. It’s so romantic! But be warned, this year the monsoons are just around the corner – and as per the weather forecast for Goa, it’s going to start with a bang. As per the most recent reports, the monsoons are probably going to be in full swing from the 13th, however, we can expect light rains in the next couple of days. So start shielding your balconies, and get your rainwear ready.
Most weather apps such as Accuweather and Weather.com are already predicting showers starting from today. Chances are that these are going to be isolated instances, specifically in the south of Goa. As per the cloud map, we can already see giant cyclonic cloud formations on the Eastern and Western coasts. The South of India and Sri Lanka are already taking the brunt, with the formations inching closer the Goa, coming in from the South. An IMD official on Saturday said, “In Goa, we are expecting light to moderate rainfall on Sunday along with thundershowers. After that, there will be less of thunder and more of continuous rain.” He went on to say, “it is almost the near-onset of monsoon, so rainfall will be at many places, about 50-60% of the state,”
A five-day weather warning has been issued on the IMD Goa website, and the met department has forecast thunderstorms. Apparently, we can expect lightning and gusty winds up to 40 to 50 kmph. The website states, “There will be heavy rainfall at isolated places from Monday to Wednesday” – so it’s best that we’re prepared. The IMD official rounded off his comments by saying, “Goa will receive some rainfall owing to low-pressure system forming in the South-East Arabian Sea. If the system stays in the same place, we can expect heavy rainfall by June 10, 11, 12. We have therefore issued a weather forecast for these three days only.”
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