Waterlogging at Andheri subway due to heavy rain in Mumbai. Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/ht

Incessant downpour over the weekend allowed Mumbai to file its second-highest 24-hour rain within the month of July in over the previous 5 years.

The climate bureau had issued a yellow alert for Sunday however solely gentle to reasonable rain alert had been issued for Monday.

“Models have indicated heavy rain to continue on Sunday but the intensity of rain is likely to be lesser than Friday and Saturday,” KS Hosalikar, deputy director common of IMD’s western area, mentioned.

On Sunday, the suburbs woke as much as intense heavy rain with 95.4mm over a span of three hours from 8.30am to 11.30am, whereas south Mumbai recorded intermittent gentle showers of 9.4mm.

The Santacruz climate observatory, consultant of the suburbs and Mumbai, recorded 200.Eight mm rain between 8.30am on Saturday and eight.30am on Sunday, falling underneath the ‘very heavy’ rain class.

Last 12 months, town had recorded 375.2mm on July 2, which is the best 24-hour rain within the month between 2015 and 2020. In 2018, it was 184.3mm (July 10), 163.4mm in 2017 (July 18), 114.5mm in 2016 (July 30), and 61 mm in 2015 (July 21).

Over the previous decade, nonetheless, extra rain was recorded in 2013 (215.6mm on July 24) and 2014 (207.2 mm on July 3). The all-time excessive 24-hour July rain was recorded in the course of the July 27, 2005, deluge that led to 944.2mm.

The Colaba climate station, consultant of south Mumbai, recorded 129.6 mm rain between 8.30am on Saturday and eight.30am on Sunday.

Over the previous 48 hours—8.30am on Friday to eight.30am on Sunday—Mumbai suburbs recorded 357.8mm rain whereas south Mumbai recorded 298.6mm rain.

Thane recorded the best rain throughout the Konkan area and the state over the previous 24-hours at 377mm rain, which falls underneath the exceptionally heavy rain class.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) additional classifies 15.6-64.4mm as reasonable rain whereas 64.5-115.5mm rain as heavy, 115.6-204.4mm as very heavy, and over 204.5mm as extraordinarily heavy rain.

“North Konkan including Mumbai witnessed an active phase of the southwest monsoon over the past three days with continuous showers and extremely heavy rain in some areas. The impact of widespread rain activity led to overall excess rainfall for the majority of the weather stations,” Hosalikar mentioned.

Mumbai suburbs has at the moment recorded 15% extra rain for the season whereas south Mumbai has recorded giant extra of 29%.

Mumbai has thus far recorded 480.four mm rain (from July 1 to July 5, 11.30 am), which is 57% of the month’s common rainfall (840.7mm). The metropolis had recorded 395 mm rain in June, which was the bottom month-to-month rain in 5 years.

However, with steady downpour over 48 hours, town has thus far (from June 1 to July 5 11.30am) obtained virtually 38% of its seasonal common rain (875 mm of two,317 mm).

Independent meteorologists mentioned climate programs chargeable for heavy rain over Mumbai had been anticipated to maneuver northwards in the direction of south Gujarat on Sunday resulting in the decline in rain depth for town.

“Massive cloud bands in the Arabian Sea, as a result of the offshore trough, along with strong westerly winds led to these rains. While overnight intermittent heavy rain is expected and there may be some spillover for Sunday, major rain intensity will be felt for the Gujarat coast from Sunday,” Sridhar Balasubramanian, a professor with the division of mechanical engineering and IDP Climate Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, mentioned.

The metropolis and suburbs can count on intermittent reasonable rain via the day on Sunday with the potential for heavy showers in remoted areas and lightweight to reasonable rain on Monday, IMD’s up to date forecast on Sunday learn.

Rain data throughout July over the previous 5 years:

2020 (July 5) – 200.8mm

2019 (July 2) – 375.2mm

2018 (July 10) – 184.3mm

2017 (July 18) – 163.4mm

2016 (July 30) – 114.5mm

2015 (July 21) – 61mm

Other data

2013 (July 24) – 215.6mm (second highest July rain in 10 years)

2005 (July 27) – 944.2mm (all-time highest 24-hour rain)

Location-wise rainfall for 24-hours

Thane – 377mm



Navi Mumbai:263mm

Matheran: 209mm

Kalyan: 192mm

Mumbai Suburbs

Kandivali: 235mm

Borivali: 211mm

Vikhroli: 204mm

Chembur: 203mm

Kurla: 160mm

Powai: 184mm

Bandra: 152mm

South Mumbai

Dharavi: 187mm

Wadala: 180mm

Byculla: 159mm

Worli: 153mm

Haji Ali: 142mm

Malabar Hill: 129mm

Nariman Point: 105mm

(Source: India Meteorological Department)

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