The city experienced another day of steady showers with a few heavy spells in certain areas on Monday. Weathermen said the city is likely to get good rainfall for the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, after receiving continuous rainfall over the catchments area for over a week, Tulsi lake reached the overflow mark around 5pm on Monday.
South Mumbai recorded 37.4mm rainfall on Monday. During the same period the suburbs received 36.4mm rainfall. It rained heavily in the eastern suburbs such as Kalyan, Ulhasnagar and Ambernath — each receiving about 50mm rainfall on Monday. “The monsoon conditions are very strong. The city is likely to received good rain for the next few days,” said RV Sharma, deputy director general of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), western region.
According to the IMD records the city received 2642.9mm rainfall since the onset on June 5, which is 608.6 mm higher than the usual. But weathermen claim that it is too early to jump to any conclusion.
“There could be a dry spell later. We can judge this year’s monsoon only after September,” added Sharma. Steady rainfall ensured that the temperature was pleasant. On Monday, the maximum temperature in the city was 28 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, officials said the water stock has risen by 14,000 million litres, which is equivalent to four days’ water supply to the city.
On Monday, around 6am, the catchment areas of the six lakes that supply water to the city had received moderate rainfall with Tulsi receiving maximum of 66 mm, Vihar recorded 57mm, Modak Sagar 28mm, Tansa 38 mm, while Upper Vaitarna and Bhatsa received 32 mm and 23 mm.
According to the official data of lake levels, Vihar is just 3m below the overflow level while Modak Sagar is 4m behind overflow mark.