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26 Jun 2018

Mumbai: Monstrous rains to continue today too

Mumbai rains to continue today as well

Even though Mumbai has surpassed the average rainfall for June, more downpour is predicted for today.

Yesterday, heavy rains impounded the city, affecting local train services and forcing many to work from home.

The suburbs and South Mumbai received 1046% and 275% more rain than the 24-hour normal rainfall, making it the third-highest one-day rain in June in 44 years.

In context

Mumbai rains to continue today as well

Deluge in June: Mumbai's history with monsoon this month

If only June is considered, Mumbai received the highest one-day rainfall on June 10, 1991 at 399mm. The next was on June 19, 2015, when 283.4mm of rainfall crippled the city. And, yesterday's was the third. Anything above 204.5mm of rain is classified as 'extreme'.

Offshore trough created from South Gujarat to Kerala coast

Why the rains

Offshore trough created from South Gujarat to Kerala coast

IMD officials said the weather condition that the city and its suburbs are facing now will persist for today.

An offshore trough created from South Gujarat to Kerala coast is responsible.

The cyclonic formation over North Konkan (including Mumbai) and South Gujarat has now moved north, and so rainfall will reduce in the next 24 hours, explained KS Hosalikar, Deputy DG, IMD (Western Region).

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Yesterday, Panvel and Bhandup received the highest and lowest rainfall

Yesterday by 8.30AM, Colaba Met Center, which records weather conditions for South-Mumbai, received 99mm of rainfall, while Santa Cruz Met Center, which does it for suburbs, clocked in 231.4mm.

Intermittent showers through the day brought down the level of rainfall and within 12 hours, both the weather stations recorded a dip.

Panvel and Bhandup received the highest and lowest rainfall, respectively.

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