Subscribe Now Subscribe Now
Home > Mumbai > Mumbai News > Article > Mumbai rains IMD predicts drop in rainfall intensity

Mumbai rains: IMD predicts drop in rainfall intensity

Updated on: 30 July,2023 07:12 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Dipti Singh |

City has already received 91 per cent of this year’s rain quota

Mumbai rains: IMD predicts drop in rainfall intensity

People take cover at a bus stop following a brief spell on rain on Saturday. Pic/Ashish Raje

Listen to this article
Mumbai rains: IMD predicts drop in rainfall intensity

After a week of heavy downpour, Mumbai may finally witness some sunny intervals. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) and other meteorologists have predicted that the intensity and frequency of rain will reduce over the next couple of days.

Between July 21 and July 27, Mumbai received 747 mm of cumulative rain. The city also surpassed the average monthly rainfall of 919.9 mm for July this year, with the Santa Cruz observatory recording 1,734 mm of rainfall between July 1 and July 29. During the same period, IMD’s Colaba observatory recorded rainfall of 1,318 mm, as against its monthly average of 768 mm.

While the city has two more months of the monsoon season, it has already received  2,289  mm of rainfall, which is 91 per cent of the city’s average annual quota of 2,502 mm. Between June and September last year, the city received 2,658.3 mm of rainfall.

Meanwhile, the IMD has issued a green alert (moderate rain) for Mumbai Thane and Palghar till August 1. Raigad is still on yellow alert (heavy rain). “The intensity and frequency of rainfall will reduce during the next three to four days across the state. Thereafter, from August 2 onwards, we will witness an increase in rainfall activities in the state,” said an IMD official.

On Saturday, the IMD’s Santa Cruz observatory recorded a rainfall of 36 mm, while Colaba recorded rain of only 8 mm. “Post August 1, we will not see any more increase in rain frequency. Sporadic showers will continue with bright spells. This is definitely a relief for commuters,” said Rajesh Kapadia, who runs Vagaries of Weather, a popular private weather blog.

Amboli gets highest rainfall 

At 4,699 mm, Amboli in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra received the highest rainfall in the state between June 1 and July 29. This was followed by Tamhini ghat (4,412 mm), Davdi (4,118 mm) and Matheran (4,044 mm).

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK