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Weekend gave Mumbai half its average rain for the season

Mumbai city news: Colaba weather station, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 107.2mm between 8.30am on Monday and 8.30am on Tuesday

mumbai Updated: Jul 18, 2017 12:21 IST
Badri Chatterjee
Badri Chatterjee
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Mumbai rains,Mumbai monsoon
The overnight rain at Santacruz and Colaba was 23mm and 56mm, respectively.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)

At 163.4mm, Mumbai recorded its highest 24-hour July rain in three years at Santacruz observatory, representative of the city and the suburbs, between 8.30am on Monday and 8.30am on Tuesday.

Colaba weather station, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 107.2mm during the same time.

The overnight rain at Santacruz and Colaba was 23mm and 56mm, respectively.

Mumbai has almost recorded half its annual average – 2,350 mm – rain till Tuesday.

Till 8.30am on Tuesday, Santacruz recorded 1,105mm rain, 84mm above normal.

Colaba, however, recorded 837.2mm during this time, which is 176.1mm below normal.

Showers continued on Tuesday morning leading to traffic snarls and water-logging across the city.

The weather bureau predicted heavy rain will continue till Thursday.

“Active monsoon conditions persist as weather systems such as an upper air circulation over Bay of Bengal, off-shore trough along the west coast and low-pressure area over Gujarat continue to pull in a lot of moisture over the Konkan coast. The rest of the state, too, is getting good rain,” said KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Other locations in the state such as Thane (135.8mm) and Matheran (148.2mm) got heavy rain over the past 24 hours.

Light showers were reported in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions, making it rain deficient.

The night temperature in Mumbai’s suburbs dropped 3 degrees below normal, with Santacruz recording 22.5 degrees Celsius; the minimum temperature in Colaba was 2 degrees below normal at 24.2 degrees Celsius.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 12:18 IST