Over 100 mm rainfall recorded in Mumbai, Thane & Navi Mumbai in last 24 hours

Over 100 mm rainfall recorded in Mumbai, Thane & Navi Mumbai in last 24 hours
Santacruz station of Mumbai IMD recorded 163 mm of rainfall, while Colaba registered 107 mm of showers in last 24-hours (Representational Image)

The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Santacruz and Colaba observatories, along with those in the neighbouring Thane and Navi Mumbai, recorded three digit rainfall in the last 24 hours as heavy rains continued for the fourth day today.

The rainfall figures were recorded between 8 am of July 17 to 8 am of July 18.

“The Santacruz station of Mumbai IMD recorded 163 mm of rainfall, while Colaba registered 107 mm of showers in last 24-hours,” IMD-Mumbai, director, Sunil Kamble told PTI today.

The neighbouring areas like Thane (112 mm), Nerul (171 mm), Vashi (153 mm), Airoli (149 mm), Belapur (160 mm) and Kalyan-Dombivli (82 mm) also received heavy showers.

IMD-Pune has warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in Konkan, Marathwada, central Maharashtra and Vidarbha.

“The rainfall is of good intensity in last four days compared to that since June 1. The coastal Konkan region is having more showers in last four days as well. Compared to it, the rainfall in central parts of Maharashtra is still on lower side,” said Kamble.

Alibaug (in Raigad district) received 173 mm of rainfall, followed by Bhira (Raigad) getting 169 mm. The other parts such as Mahabaleshwar (Satara) received 149 mm rains, while Ratnagiri received 130 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

The forecast issued by the IMD on Monday afternoon said the rainfall would be “fairly widespread to widespread” over central Maharashtra till Wednesday.

Meanwhile, heavy showers are expected to continue in certain parts of the metropolitan region till Thursday. “The rainfall activity over the city is likely to subside only after July 20,” IMD scientist Shubhangi Bhute told TOI.

While heavy rainfall brought good news in the form rising water levels of Mumbai lakes, now close to 70 percent of their total capacity, it also led to massive chaos and delays for lakhs of commuting Mumbaikars.

All major highways and both suburban Western and Central railway services suffered due to the heavy rainfall on Monday and Tuesday morning. The civic body also received multiple tree fall complaints, but no one was seriously injured.

The department has also forecast a high tide of 3.7 metres at 6.35 pm today.

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