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Mumbai: City receives its heaviest rainfall in three weeks

Updated on: 10 August,2022 08:22 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Dipti Singh | dipti.singh@mid-day.com

The reason behind the downpour was the combined influence of a westward-moving low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal

Mumbai: City receives its heaviest rainfall in three weeks

People enjoy the weather at Marine Drive on Tuesday. While weathermen predict the intensity of the rain will decrease, the next few days will be wet. Pic/Ashish Raje


Mumbai on Tuesday had the first rainfall this season that could be recorded in three digits. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Tuesday, the city received its heaviest rainfall in three weeks over the course of the night, with the Santacruz weather observatory recording 123.6 mm rain.


The reason behind the downpour was the combined influence of a westward-moving low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal. “There is also a low-pressure area just off the Mumbai coast and these are having a push and pull effect on the active monsoon trough in the vicinity of the Konkan,” said an official with the IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Mumbai.



Also read: IMD issues 'red alert' for Konkan, Vidarbha, north central Maharashtra


The IMD’s Colaba observatory received 55 mm rain at the same time. According to the weatherman, the formation of a vortex in the Arabian Sea drew rainfall over the north and central parts of the city, more than south Mumbai.

Most of the rain fell during the night and the intensity of the rain will now reduce over the next 24 hours, but the next few days will remain quite wet in Mumbai. Wind speeds will also be very high in the next 24 hours.

Lake levels rise

According to BMC data, as of Tuesday the lakes have 13,33,569 million litres of water, as against the total capacity of 14,47,363 lakh million litres (water required for the city's annual supply) which is 92 per cent of their total capacity. Last year on the same day, the stock was 11,66,623 million litres.

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