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Heavy to very heavy rain in Mumbai, Thane and Palghar till Friday, predicts weatherman

Mumbai city news: Vidyavihar in the eastern suburbs recorded the maximum rainfall in the city over the past 24 hours (between Monday and Tuesday) at 108.2mm

mumbai Updated: Jun 29, 2017 08:43 IST
Badri Chatterjee
Badri Chatterjee
Hindustan Times
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People had to wade through waterlogged streets across Mumbai. (In pic) A child with her mother at Shivaji Park, Dadar.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

As heavy rain lashed the city for the third day in a row, the weather bureau on Tuesday said the city may get heavy to very heavy rain till Friday.

Officials from the weather bureau said along with the southwest monsoon, other weather systems had made the monsoon pulse even stronger along the entire Konkan coast.

“The off-shore trough (low pressure area that pulls moisture) has weakened, but still persists from south Gujarat to Kerala. Additionally, there is a mid-level circulation (weather depression) over south Gujarat. Both factors are pulling a lot of moisture from the Arabian Sea along the Konkan coastline,” said Shubhangi Bhute, director, Regional Meteorological Centre, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

How much rain did your area get in past 24 hours
  • Vidyavihar: 108.2 mm
  • Ghatkopar : 102.8mm
  • Powai : 75.2mm
  • Bhandup : 54.6mm
  • Mulund (E):  74.6mm
  • Mulund (W): 45mm
  • Panvel : 44.6mm
  • Nerul : 62 mm
  • Bandra (W) : 58mm
  • Dadar: 78.8mm
  • Bandra Kurla Complex : 47.4mm
  • Andheri: 43.4mm
  • Santacruz : 39.6mm
  • Goregaon: 36.6mm
  • Malad : 29.2mm
  • Kandivali (E): 28.4mm
  • Kandivali (W) : 28.8mm
  • Charkop: 8.2mm
  • Borivli:19.2mm
  • Colaba: 66.8mm
  • Worli : 58mm
  • BMC Colony, Worli : 62.6mm
  • Mazgaon: 53.4mm

“Mumbai can expect heavy to very heavy rain till Friday.”

Meanwhile, between 8.30am on Monday and 8.30am on Tuesday, the Colaba weather station, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 66.8mm rain, while Santacruz, representative of the suburbs, recorded 39mm rain.

Vidyavihar in the eastern suburbs recorded the maximum rainfall in the city over the past 24 hours (between Monday and Tuesday) at 108.2mm, followed by Ghatkopar at 102.8mm. Dadar recorded the third highest rainfall levels at 78.80mm.

Under the weather department’s classification, 15.6mm to 64.4mm of rain is considered ‘moderate’, 64.5mm to 115.5mm is ‘heavy’, 115.6mm to 204.4mm is ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.5mm is ‘extreme’.

Moisture levels in the city were high with the suburbs and south Mumbai, both recording over 90% humidity.

High humidity levels paved the way for a rise in night temperatures, which was below normal levels over the past two days, but rose closer to the normal on Tuesday.

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 14:27 IST