Mumbai clocks 43% of avg seasonal rainfall since June 1
Owing to heavy rain since the beginning of July, Mumbai has till now witnessed 957.9 mm of total rainfall since June 1. The figure is 43 per cent of the average seasonal rainfall (2,205 mm) the city receives every year.
While during last year, the city recorded 70 per cent of the average July rainfall in the first 16 days, this year, Mumbai has already received 70 per cent (634.3 mm) of the July rainfall in the first six days of the month.
In 2021, rainfall in Mumbai picked up only in the second week of July. During July 15 and 16, Mumbai had recorded the second highest 24-hour rainfall in July in the last decade. By July 20, the city had recorded total seasonal rainfall (from June 1) of 1,919.8 mm.
This time, monsoon remains widespread and vigorous over the coastal belt of Konkan and Goa, with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls over the region. Ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra also received heavy to very rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
“Enhanced rainfall activity over Konkan and adjoining ghat areas of Madhya Maharashtra is expected to continue during the next four to five days. Widespread rainfall activity with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rainfall is expected over the region in next four to five days,” said the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) forecast. The entire Konkan belt is on red to orange alert till Sunday.
According to IMD’s district forecast and warning, extremely heavy rain at isolated places and heavy to very heavy rain in a few places is very likely in Mumbai and Thane in the next two days. Palghar is on red alert for Friday with forecast extremely heavy rain at isolated places. Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg are on red alert till Saturday.
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In 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Wednesday, the IMD’s Santacruz observatory recorded 193.6 mm of rain, categorised as very heavy rainfall.
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