Mumbai rains shock: City gets 54% of monsoon rain in just 20 days; worse to come
Monsoon in Mumbai arrived a little early this year compared to last and the continuous heavy rainfall in the city in the last two days is being celebrated by the people residing there despite the fact that most of the citizens have been put to great inconvenience to get about due to the water-logging problem.
Mumbai rains are playing havoc with road, rail and airline traffic, but Mumbaikars are delighted over the arrival of monsoon this year. Monsoon in Mumbai arrived a little early this year compared to last and the continuous heavy rainfall in the city in the last two days is being celebrated by the people residing there despite the fact that most of the citizens have been put to great inconvenience to get about due to the water-logging problem. What is more, there is much worse is still to come.
Good news is that the Tulsi Lake in Mumbai, which is the medium to supply potable water to the residents of Mumbai, has started to overflow from Monday morning. While last year, that is 2017 it overflowed on August 14. It is early this year compared to last. The heavy rainfall in Mumbai started in June which resulted in the overflow of the Tulsi Lake. It turned out to be a big relief for Mumbaikars. The Tulsi Lake is one of the seven lakes that supply safe drinking water to Mumbai.
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Mumbai city received 54% of its total monsoon based rainfall (that it gets between June to September) on July 8. The monsoon hit Mumbai on June 10th and it has now received more than half of the total rainfall by now. Last year (by July 8th) the city recorded 711mm rainfall in Santacruz weather station. This year the recorded rainfall is 1362 mm. While Colaba weather station had recorded 594 mm of rainfall and this year it is 1190 mm of rainfall.
Mumbai city gets potable water from seven lakes; one of it is Tulsi Lake which is already overflown of rain. Other six lakes which are the source of potable water for Mumbaikars are Upper Vaitarna, Middle Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Tansa, Bhatsa and Vehar. 3800 million litres (ml) of water is required daily by the Mumbai city.
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