Mumbai Rains: Gradual increase in rain activities over city and suburbs from August 10

Updated: 09 August, 2020 18:44 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

According to Skymet, in the last 24 hours, the Santacruz observatory recorded 19 mm of rainfall while the Colaba one recorded 6 mm of rains

Skymet said that the weather systems forming in the Bay of Bengal were the main drivers of Mumbai rains
Skymet said that the weather systems forming in the Bay of Bengal were the main drivers of Mumbai rains

The torrential rains over the course of three days from August 4-6 left behind a trail of destruction with tree collapse incidents, landslides, and vehicles submerged in flooded areas. However, since Friday Mumbai and its adjoining areas have been experiencing light to moderate rains with occasional thundershowers.

According to private weather service Skymet, there would be a gradual increase in rain activities over Mumbai and suburbs from August 10. Skymet said that the on and off rain activities are expected to continue for at least 5 to 6 days with short breaks in between.

"The weather of Mumbai and adjoining areas will become pleasant with cloudy to overcast skies. Most parts of Konkan and Goa, such as Dahan, Thane, Palghar, Mahabaleshwar, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, and Raigad will receive moderate to heavy rains during that period," the private agency said.

Monsoon Activities In The Past 24 Hours

According to Skymet, in the last 24 hours, the Santacruz observatory recorded 19 mm of rainfall while the Colaba one recorded 6 mm of rains. On the other hand, Pune, Matheran, Harnai, and Satara also received light rain activities. However, Mahabaleshwar recorded 48 mm of rainfall.

Private weather agency Skymet said that there is a risk of water logging in low lying areas of the city. However, it also stated that they do not expect the situation to go out of control as the city witnessed between August 4 and 6. "Few intense spells accompanied with strong winds cannot be ruled out," Skymet said.

Although Skymet is keeping a keen watch over the weather activities, it said that at present, the situation doesn't seem to be threatening. According to Skymet, Mumbai has already recorded 2495.4mm of rain since June 1, which is in excess of normal by 1008 mm as of August 7. It also said that weather systems forming in the Bay of Bengal are the main drivers of Mumbai rains.

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First Published: 09 August, 2020 18:05 IST

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