Mumbai Already Received Over 50 Per Cent Of Season's Rain: Civic Agency

Most of the rains were recorded in the last 20 days. The Colaba observatory records an average rainfall of 2,234 mm in the monsoon season.

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Mumbai Already Received Over 50 Per Cent Of Season's Rain: Civic Agency

South west monsoon arrived on time but, heavy rain started only from June


Mumbai: 

It has been just over a month that the monsoon arrived in Mumbai, but the metropolis has already received 54 per cent of the season's rain quota.

Most of the rains were recorded in the last 20 days. The Colaba observatory (which covers the Mumbai city) records an average rainfall of 2,234 mm in the monsoon season.

This season, it has recorded 1,190.1 mm of rainfall till July 8, which is 53.27 per cent of the average, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a statement.

Similarly, the Santacruz observatory (which covers Mumbai's suburban areas) records an average of 2,515 mm of rainfall. Of this, it has already registered 1,362.8 mm of rainfall till July 8, which is 54.19 per cent of the average, it said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC data also revealed that actual precipitation for the corresponding period last year was 594.9 mm (27.24%) and 711.8 mm (29.02%) for Colaba and Santacruz, respectively.

The south west monsoon arrived on time early last month, but heavy showers started only from June 18 onwards.

Since then and till July 8, the financial capital had been receiving good spells of showers.

The corporation's own rain gauge set up at it's headquarters in south Mumbai recorded 203 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours (ending at 8.30 am today).

Sixty automated weather stations have been set up across Mumbai for measuring rainfall.

The data collected so far has helped the BMC to conclude that more than half of the season's showers has been received in the last 20 days, the statement stated.
 

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