South Mumbai receives more rainfall than suburbs
Changing the usual pattern, south Mumbai received more rain than the suburbs on Sunday.Updated: Aug 01, 2011 01:30 IST
Changing the usual pattern, south Mumbai received more rain than the suburbs on Sunday.
As compared to Saturday, the island city recorded thrice the amount of rainfall within 12 hours. While south Mumbai had received 18.6 mm on Saturday, it received 96.5 mm rain between 8.30am and 8.30pm on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the suburbs witnessed weak drizzles recording only 42.2 mm on Sunday as compared to 67.6 mm on Saturday.
Weather officials said that intermittent showers would continue across the city with a few areas likely to receive heavy rainfall on Monday.
“There is an offshore trough extending from the coast of south Gujarat to Karnataka. As a result, the southwest monsoon winds are strong over the western-central Arabian Sea. This will result in steady rainfall till Monday,” said VK Rajeev, director, western region of the Indian Meteorological Department.
Sunday’s showers took the season’s total rainfall to 3770.5 mm, which is 1000 mm more than average.
The IMD also issued a warning for fishermen asking them to avoid the sea for the next 24 hours, as it expected to be rough. Weathermen also predicted thundershowers at most places over Konkan coast and the south Gujarat region.
The steady showers also helped in keeping the city cool. The maximum temperature in south Mumbai was 25.7 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature was 24 degree Celsius. At Santacruz, the maximum temperature recorded was 27.8 degree Celsius and minimum temperature was 23.8 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, despite the rain, there was no delay in flight movements in the city. On Sunday, flight movements in and out of Mumbai were on schedule. “The operations were normal,” said a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokesperson on condition of anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media.