Heavy rainfall crosses 3,000mm mark in Mumbai

Many areas in Mumbai flooded after extremely heavy rain. (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): With average rainfall received yesterday, Mumbai city crossed the 3,000mm mark this monsoon season, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

The Met Department also issued a yellow alert (heavy rain at isolated places) for Mumbai and Thane, after light to moderate showers continued this morning.

The Colaba weather observatory, representative of south Mumbai, between 8.30 am Friday and 8.30 am Saturday, recorded 108 mm rain, while the Santacruz observatory, representative of the suburbs, recorded 85.4 mm rain, IMD said.

However, Mumbai crossed the 3,000 mm-rain mark on Friday. The city has currently recorded 3,038.5 mm rain throughout the season. Both the suburbs and south Mumbai have recorded 61 per cent excess rain. There is over a month before the monsoon season ends, as the withdrawal date is October 8.

Moreover, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) classifies 15.6-64.4mm rain as moderate and 64.5-115.5mm rain as heavy.

“Due to the well-marked low pressure system over Madhya Pradesh and the lower-level wind convergence over the northwest region, north Konkan, including Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad is very likely to receive heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places till Sunday morning. Thereafter the intensity is likely to reduce,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, IMD.

The Met department also stated location wise rain figures over the past 24 hours (8.30 am Friday to 8.30 am Saturday) showed 156 mm rain in Chembur, 129 mm rain in Bandra, 142 mm rain in Navi Mumbai, 122.4 mm rain in Panvel, and 84 mm rain in Thane.

Furthermore, IMD forecast for the next 48 hours generally cloudy skies in Mumbai and it’s suburbs with moderate to heavy rain throughout Saturday and light to moderate rain on Sunday.

-RJV