Weather prediction: Monsoon may hit Goa on Friday, pre-monsoon rains lash parts of Maharashtra

Panaji: After a delay of about a fortnight, the south-west monsoon is likely to hit Goa on Friday, a met department official said.

Pre-monsoon rains have been lashing parts of Maharashtra for the last few days and continued on Thursday as well, he said.  

Moderate showers were recorded in the state capital Panaji on Thursday morning.

“The monsoon is likely to arrive in the state on Friday. Most places in North Goa and South Goa districts received light to moderate rainfall on Thursday,” he said.  

Strong winds with speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph are likely to prevail over south-west and west-central Arabian Sea on Thursday and Friday, the India meteorological department’s centre in Panaji said in a bulletin.  

It advised fishermen not to venture into the sea.