The relentless downpour in the first fortnight of June, aided by the early onset of monsoon and consistent spells of rain in the latter half of the month has washed away all other records.
The city had received 604.6mm rainfall at Santacruz in the first half of June itself, while Colaba had received 540.9mm of rain in the same period.
According to the Met, unlike the previous two years, the early onset this year was what has contributed to the high numbers.
“The monsoon’s onset was early by two days this year and during the onset stage, the monsoon currents were very strong,” said VK Rajeev, director, India Meteorological Department (IMD), western region.
In the next few days, the city will receive normal showers and heavy spells can be expected after that, Met officials said.