Heavy rains lash Margao


Margao experienced heavy showers on Friday even as the Meteorological Department ruled out rainfall or thundershower forecast in the next 24 hours.
While Thursday turned out to be the hottest day of the season thus far, the capital city woke up to a partially dull morning on Friday where cloud cover shielded the sun some parts of the day. The sudden drop in temperature was attributed to the trough developed at Lakshadweep. 
Earlier, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted that the cloudy weather would persist for the next couple of days with night temperatures increasing. No rainfall or thundershower forecast had been predicted for Goa.   
IMD Goa in-charge K V Singh said that February 14 was the hottest day of the season thus far with maximum temperature soaring to 36.5 Degree Celsius. “However, there is drop in temperature today (Friday) and will continue for next two-three days thereby making nights hotter,” he said. 
The maximum temperature reported for Friday is 33.5 degree Celsius while the minimum is 24.5 Degree Celsius. Singh said the trough developed at Lakshadweep is moving towards North Eastern Arabian Sea. 
“As a result moisture in the air is increasing,” he added.  The highest temperature last month was 35.9 degrees Celsius on January 17. [H]