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Poor rainfall in city for last 8 days

mumbai Updated: Jul 16, 2010 01:43 IST
Snehal Rebello
Snehal Rebello
Hindustan Times
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It is supposed to be the peak month for monsoon. But the city has not received good rainfall for the last eight days.

Officials at the India Meteorological Department said the situation is likely to last for the next two days.

“July being the main month for good rainfall, normally there are four or five low pressure belts or depression in the Bay of Bengal. But so far only one low pressure has formed,” said R.V. Sharma, deputy director, western region IMD. “This is the reason why monsoon in Mumbai has subdued. But it’s not an unusual phenomena.”

On Thursday, until 9.30pm, while it did not rain in Colaba, Santacruz received only 6.3 mm of rainfall.

“Right now, there is no dense cloud over the Bay of Bengal to suggest low pressure. Even if low pressure forms, it will take at least two days for a spur in monsoon activity,” said Sharma.

Since June 1, the city has received 2,712 mm of rainfall —1,307 mm in Colaba and 1,405 mm in Santacruz — which is over 50 per cent of seasonal monsoon spanning June to September.