The heavy overnight rain caused water-logging in some low-lying areas of the city, like Hindmata in Dadar and …Read More
MUMBAI: Parts of Mumbai and adjoining areas reported heavy overnight rain on July 26-27, with the wet spell continuing on Monday morning. But all through the day there was on-and-off moderate rain in several pockets of the city. The weather bureau has forecast light to moderate rain in Mumbai and surrounding areas all through the coming week.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) deputy director-general (western region) K S Hosalikar said, “Mumbai and areas around it received moderate to heavy rain in the 24 hours ending 8.30am on Monday. Most of it occurred since early morning, with thunder. A satellite image indicated a cloud patch near Mumbai.”
The heavy overnight rain caused water-logging in some low-lying areas of the city, like Hindmata in Dadar and Andheri subway. Traffic was thus diverted at few places.
Rainfall recorded in the 24 hours ending 8.30am on Monday by IMD Santacruz observatory was 100.7mm (which is in the heavy rain category of 64.5mm-115.5mm), while in Colaba it was 60.4mm (which is in the moderate category of 15.6mm- 64.4mm).
All through Monday, on-and-off showers continued and in the nine hours ending 5.30pm on Monday, moderate rain was reported by IMD Colaba (50.8mm) and Santacruz (16mm). Total rainfall recorded by IMD Santacruz since June 1 has been 1,833mm. Average rain required for four monsoon months is 2,260.4mm, which means the city received 81%.
Mahesh Palawat, vice-president, meteorology and climate change, from private weather forecasting agency Skymet, said localised weather systems gave the city heavy showers.
“There was a development of thunder clouds, due to which this 100mm overnight shower was reported. We expect a gradual increase in rain activity between August 1-4 due to development of a trough over Maharashtra coast. Till then, sporadic showers will continue in the city, but it may not be very widespread,” he said.
In the 24 hours ending 6am on July 27, rain recorded in the major catchment area lakes was almost negligible.