Heavy monsoon rains lashed Goa today throwing normal life out of gear in many parts of the coastal state.
As the heavy downpour continued since last night, streets in Panaji got flooded this morning resulting in traffic jams.
Some houses in low lying areas of the capital city were also inundated. In the neighbouring Mapusa town, located about 10 km from here, the main market area was waterlogged since morning.
In the Margao city also the low lying areas were flooded, affecting the movement of vehicles and pedestrians.
"In view of the intense rainfall forecast, people are advised to abstain from outdoor activities as much as possible during the period of the rain," the MeT department at Goa said in a press note issued here today.
The MeT department has also warned the fishermen against venturing in the sea owing to the rough weather.
"Fishermen are advised not to go out in the sea during the next 24 hours," the weatherman added.
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