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Suburbs get 142 mm rain in just 12 hours

HT Corrspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 24, 2013
First Published: 10:19 IST(24/7/2013) | Last Updated: 10:23 IST(24/7/2013)

Mumbai woke up to an overcast sky and heavy rains lashed across the city on Tuesday.

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In 12 hours, between 8.30am and 8.30pm, the suburbs recorded 142.2mm of rainfall, while at 84.6mm, it rained a little less in south Mumbai.

The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) 24-hour rainfall data – from 8.30am Monday to 8.30am Tuesday – has recorded 58.3mm of rain at Santacruz and 27.1mm at Colaba.

“The pressure gradient and low pressure area over Bay of Bengal has strengthened westerly winds and therefore heavy rain,” said VK Rajeev, director, western region, IMD.

The weather bureau has forecast heavy to very heavy rain for 72 hours across Konkan, which includes Mumbai and Goa.

“We review the situation every 12 hours. But we expect intermittent rain or showers,” said Rajeev.

Temperatures dropped below normal because of the continuous downpour.

The maximum temperature at Colaba was 4.3 degrees below normal at 25.8 degrees Celsius, while at Santacruz it was 26.6 degree Celsius, 3.6 degrees below normal.

The minimum temperature at Santacruz was 23.2 degree Celsius, which is 2.1 degrees below normal.

Humidity remained high at 98% and 95% in south Mumbai and the suburbs respectively.


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