Mumbai monsoon update: City records second-highest rain in July
"The month of July has been a rainy one for the city of Mumbai with three-digit rains also making an appearance thrice this time. Moreover, in just the first few days of July, Mumbai had already surpassed its July normal of 840.7 mm."
Mumbai monsoon update: Financial capital of India, Mumbai is facing a harsh monsoon this year and the ones that are suffering are the citizens. Talking about this month, the rains were at a new peak, once again creating havoc in various parts of the city. In the past few days, Mumbai has witnessed heavy rains, which have resulted in massive traffic jams on busy roads, waterlogging, slowdown and cancellation of trains and many delayed flights.
Weather forecaster Skymet said in its report, "The month of July has been a rainy one for the city of Mumbai with three-digit rains also making an appearance thrice this time. Moreover, in just the first few days of July, Mumbai had already surpassed its July normal of 840.7 mm."
Talking about July rain figures, so far, Skymet pointed out that, "Until July 29, the Santa Cruz observatory has witnessed 1359.7 mm of rains which is more than 500 mm of rains than normal. In fact, with four digit rains this month, July 2019 rains have been the second highest ever with the highest being 1468.5 mm recorded in July 2014. However, yesterday was a mellowed down day with rains being light only wherein Santa Cruz only recorded 0.5 mm of rains."
In fact, during the last weekend, Mumbai Rains took a mammoth turn with the city witnessing a whopping 219 mm of rainfall in 24 hours which resulted in water logging in many areas.
The report says that the rains will remain on the moderate side for the next few days with around 20-30 mm rains expected and since very hefty showers are not likely it does not look like that the city will be able to surpass the all-time record.
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