The heavy downpour in Mumbai, which has been going on since the last three days, is expected to continue on Thursday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.
Parts of the city received extremely heavy rainfall on Wednesday, with several areas recording over 100 mm rainfall.
Mumbai Rains in last 24 hrs on 16th July pic.twitter.com/tyAj9ti3yP
— K S Hosalikar (@Hosalikar_KS) July 16, 2020
In the period from 8:30 am on Wednesday till 8:30 am on Thursday, Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) received 310 mm rainfall, the highest in the city. Other areas like Bandra West, NSC Worli, and Santacruz also recorded close to 200 mm rainfall.
The Santacruz observatory, representative of Mumbai’s suburbs, reported 191.2 mm rainfall during the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 am on Thursday, while the Colaba weather station in South Mumbai recorded 156.4 mm rainfall in the same time span, the IMD release said.
Rains in Mumbai throughout the night, leading to extremely heavy falls at isolated places, IMD Mumbai’s Deputy Director-General K S Hosalikar tweeted.
While forecasting more heavy showers in Mumbai on Thursday, the official added, “Rains are continuing and Mumbai nowcast for intense rains is still ON”.
While the city witnessed a slow start to the monsoon in June, it has received incessant rainfall in the first 15 days of July. As a result, the city has already exceeded its July rainfall quota and fulfilled 58 percent of Mumbai’s average rainfall for the monsoon season.Back to latest news