Mumbai rains: Seasonal rainfall crosses 3000 mm mark

Published: Sep 05, 2019, 14:22 IST | Pallavi Smart |

Even as rain intensity receded in the evening on Wednesday, it regained in the night with several stations in city recording heavy rainfall

Mumbai rains on Wednesday. Pic/Shadab Khan
Mumbai rains on Wednesday. Pic/Shadab Khan

Mumbai (Santacruz) seasonal rainfall has crossed 3000 mm mark today with a total of 3078.2 mm rainfall recorded in this season. This had happened last in the year 2011.

After a very heavy rainfall episode on Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Mumbai on Thursday declared the new record. Deputy Director General (Western Region) IMD tweeted, "Mumbai (Santacruz) seasonal rainfall crossed 3000 mm mark today on 5 Sept. Still almost a month to pass for end of the monsoon season. Last time it happened in 2010 and 2011 at Colaba and Santacruz resp in a decade."

As on date; the recording for Santacruz observatory is 3078.2 mm while for Colaba it is 2162.2 mm.

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After heavy downpour on Wednesday morning, followed by high tide at 3.17 pm, Mumbai had recorded a rainfall of 217.4 mm in just a span of 12 hours. Mumbai has already crossed it's September record with over 490 mm rainfall recorded in the first four days of September when the average rainfall for this month has been 327 mm only. The month had already recorded 282mm rainfall and it recorded 217 mm rainfall in 12 hours on Wednesday.

Even as rain intensity receded in the evening on Wednesday, it regained in the night with several stations in city recording heavy rainfall. While Thursday was declared a holiday as a precaution for heavy rain prediction, it did not rain as heavily. The morning on Thursday did not see much rain, the intensity started picking up in the afternoon.

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