Mumbai Rains: City, suburbs likely to witness heavy showers from August 11

Updated: 10 August, 2020 15:05 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

According to Skymet, heavy rains are likely to occur over city and suburbs between August 12 and 13 and again between August 17 and 18

A family enjoys high-tide during the incessant rainfall on August 6. Pic/mid-day photographer
A family enjoys high-tide during the incessant rainfall on August 6. Pic/mid-day photographer

After experiencing heavy rainfall from August 4-6 that battered the city, the rain activity in Mumbai and its adjoining have declined. For the last few days, the city has been witnessing almost dry weather with isolated light rain in patches.

According to private weather agency Skymet, the rain activity is going to increase over many parts of Mumbai and suburbs from August 11. Skymet said that today there may be possibilities of moderate showers in parts of Mumbai and suburbs. Predicting good rainfall, Skymet said, "Rain activities over Mumbai and suburbs will increase from tomorrow."

Monsoon activity in past 24 hours

According to Skymet, in the last 24 hours, Santacruz recorded traces of rainfall whereas Colaba recorded just 3 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) Deputy Director of Meteorology KS Hosalikar said that Mumbai and its surrounding areas received light to moderate rains in the last 24 hours.

Hosalikar added that Mumbai could receive few intermittent intense spells due to cloudy sky. Skymet said that monsoon will become active over Konkan and Goa. "On and off rains are expected to continue over Mumbai and suburbs until August 19," it said.

As per Skymet's prediction, heavy rains are likely to occur over city and suburbs between August 12 and 13 and again between August 17 and 18. Waterlogging in low-lying areas is possible during this period. As per Skymet, isolated pockets may witness severe waterlogging as well.

"We do not expect extremely heavy downpour as of now, but we will keep updating about the latest situation and will issue timely alerts if required," Skymet stated.

Lake levels rise

The continuous downpour from August 4 to 6 has brought some good news for Mumbaikars. The incessant rainfall helped increase the water stock in the lakes providing water to the city to 50.53 per cent (7, 31,283 million litres). Although it's a piece of good news, the figure still remains low as the lakes were 91 per cent filled at this time in 2019 and 85 per cent in 2018.

For more details on Mumbai rains, check out the app Mumbai Rain by Skymet

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First Published: 10 August, 2020 14:25 IST

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