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Mumbai gets respite after four days of heavy rain

Mumbai recorded 20mm of rain between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2017 13:52 IST
Badri Chatterjee
Badri Chatterjee
Hindustan Times
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Officials from the weather bureau said heavy rain is expected for the rest of the week. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

After four days of heavy rain, Mumbai woke up to some sunshine on Wednesday morning.

The city recorded 20mm of rain between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Between 8.30am on Tuesday and 8.30am on Wednesday, the Santacruz observatory, representative of the suburbs, recorded 79.3mm rain while Colaba, in south Mumbai, recorded 49.8mm.

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’.

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Gaganbavda and Matheran recorded the most rain in the state, 124mm and 103mm, respectively.

Officials from the weather bureau said heavy rain is expected for the rest of the week.

“The off-shore trough from south Gujarat to Kerala has become stronger. There are weather systems in the Bay of Bengal as well. Heavy rain is expected to continue for north Konkan, Marathwada and central Maharashtra,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

As moisture levels were high, minimum temperatures increased from Tuesday and moved closer to the normal mark on Wednesday.

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First Published: Jul 19, 2017 13:47 IST