News By/Courtesy: Daksh Dave | 01 Jun 2020 16:58pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Goa
  • Orange Alert
  • West Coast

Orange alert for Goa and the west coast around the Arabian Sea was issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), forecasting moderate to very heavy rainfall before Thursday with low pressure expected to escalate into a cyclonic vortex. The Meteorological Department said that the wind will slowly rise to a strong wind speed of 65-75 kilometers per hour over the east-central Arabian Sea and along and off the coast on Tuesday. It has been predicted that the coastal region might receive 115.6 mm to 204.4 mm of rainfall today.
While not uncommon at this time of year, due to the Covid-19 lockout, the spell of rains is expected to coincide with the reopening of the state as humans try to complete monsoon preparations on hold.
"Light to moderate rainfall in most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is very likely over Konkan and Goa on June 2nd and over south Konkan and Goa on June 3rd," the Indian Meteorological Department said in the prediction on late Sunday evening.
The warnings made the 'reduced' fishing ban period ineffective as fishermen were not allowed to venture into the sea due to the rough to very rough sea conditions along and off the coasts of Karnataka and South Maharashtra on June 2.
Earlier, following a Union Government notification, the state provided fishermen an extra 15 days after reducing the 61-day fishing ban to a 47-day ban, which would go into force from June 15 rather than June 1, which has been in common practice. High waves and rapid currents are expected in the coastal belt ranging from 2.8 meters to 4 meters.
Drishti Marine, the state-appointed professional lifeguard agency, has issued an advisory instructing beach visitor not to venture into the sea for the next 48 hours with heavy pre-monsoon showers expected over the next two days. "Citizens are advised to be cautious, as these days raw weather and sea conditions will prevail. In particular, the agency cautioned adults to keep a close watch on children while on the beach and not encourage children to venture unattended into the waters, no matter how shallow it might be" the agency said in a statement.
Even after the efforts made by the government to inform the citizens about the heavy rainfall, people have been flocking to the beaches to enjoy them before the onset of monsoon.
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Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 03 Jun 2020 13:56pm IST


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