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NOWCAST ISSUED BY METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE, GOA
TIME OF ISSUE : 1415 hrs DATE. 29.11.2019
 
Light thunderstorms are very likely to affect isolated places over North Goa and South Goa districts during next 3 hours.
Light rain is likely to be accompanied with thunder and winds reaching speed of 15-20kts.
 
At 1415 hrs IST, thunderstorm clouds are present over Pernem taluka. The thunderstorm clouds are likely to move towards west direction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Damages associated with thunderstroms and suggested action:
 
Catogary/Wind Speed Structures Communication &Power Agriculture Suggested Actions

Light Thunderstorm 

<41kmph(21 Knots)

Nil Nil Nil Nil

Moderate Thunderstorm 

41-61kmph(22-33 Knots)

Minor damage to loose/unsecured structures Nil  Minor damage to banana trees. Damage to rice paddy crops. People are advised to keep a watch on the weather for worsening conditions and be ready to move to safer places accordingly

SevereThunderstorm 

62-87kmph(34-47Knots)

Damage to thatched houses/huts.  Minor damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of branches. Some damage to paddy crops, banana, papaya trees and orchards and standing crops. People are advised to take shelter in pukka structures and avoid taking shelter under trees. Farming operations to be temporarily suspended during occurance of event. Also move awya from electric poles and wires.

Very SevereThunderstorm

Greater than 87kmph{(47Kt) in gusts/squall}

Major damage to thatched houses/huts.
Roof top may blow off. Unattached metal sheets may fly.
Minor damage to power and communication lines. Breaking of tree branches, uprooting of large avenue trees. Moderate damage to banana, papaya trees. Large dead limbs blown from trees.Damage to standing crops. People are advised to stay away from weak walls and structures and take shelter in pukka shelters. People in affected areas to remain indoors and avoid waterbodies and flying rojectiles. Farming operations to be temporarily suspended during occurance of event 
Thunderstorm associated with hailstorm Major damage to kutcha structures and tina and asbestos roofed houses, cars.   The fruit, vegetable and field crops at maturity stages are more prone to damage. Damage to standing crops. People are advised to stay away from weak walls and structures and take shelter in pukka shelters. People in affected areas to remain indoors.
 
 
Categories of lightning warning 
 
Low lightning probability (<30% probability of lightning occurance)
Moderate lightning probability (30-60% probability of lightning occurance)
High lightning probability (>60% probability of lightning occurance)
 
 
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