Mumbai rains: City recorded highest amount of showers on an August day since 1997, says IMD
The metropolis on Tuesday recorded 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997, according to data from the India Meteorological Department.
Mumbai: The metropolis on Tuesday recorded 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997, according to data from the India Meteorological Department.
The Santacruz weather station gauged a whopping 298 mm of precipitation. This was second only to 346.2 mm of rainfall registered on 23 August, 1997, the data showed.
The IMD's Mumbai unit has data on rainfall since 1974.
The figures recorded at the Santacruz weather station in the suburbs represent the overall figure for Mumbai. The department also has a station in Colaba, which is representative of south Mumbai.
"Tuesday's rainfall was extremely heavy. Rains are likely to be heavy on Wednesday as well and may abate by late afternoon.
"We are closely watching the rainfall and its pattern.
People are surprised as heavy rainfall in Mumbai is generally witnessed during June and July," Ajay Kumar, director, Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai, told PTI.
The IMD said the well-marked low-pressure area over the Mumbai region is likely to be upgraded to "depression", which would mean more rains.
Maharashtra floods: 129 dead in rain-related incidents in last 48 hours; heavy downpour hampers rescue operations
The toll included 38 deaths in a landslide in a village in the coastal Raigad district, while several people were swept away by floodwaters
As many as 12 local relief teams, two from the Indian Navy, two from the Indian Coast Guard, and three from the NDRF have been deployed to the inundated areas
Due to the downpour, several low-lying areas in the eastern and western suburbs witnessed water-logging, which led to traffic snarls