It is raining heavily in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, since late Thursday night. Today on Saturday also an alert of heavy rain has been issued here. Light to moderate rain and thundershowers are very likely at some places in and around Mumbai. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert regarding such areas. Apart from Mumbai, a red alert has also been issued for Thane and Raigad.
Due to continuous heavy rains, low-lying areas of Mumbai have been flooded. Water logging has been reported from old places of Dadar, Parel, Wadala, Sion besides low-lying areas of Malad, Santacruz, Dahisar. The runway of Mumbai airport has also been flooded, after which there may be a change in the timing of flights. Trains were running late on Friday due to heavy rain and waterlogging.
Record rain in Mumbai
IMD said on Friday, Mumbai received a record 253.3 mm of rain during the last 24 hours. This is the third time in the last 12 years that Mayanagari received so much rain in a single day in the month of July.
According to IMD data, Mumbai had earlier received 274.1 mm of rain on July 15, 2009 while 376.2 mm of rain was recorded on July 2, 2019.
According to another observatory located in Colaba, Mumbai, only 12.8 mm of rain was recorded during the 24-hour period till Friday morning. According to both the observatories, Mumbai has received above average rainfall during this period. According to the Santa Cruz Observatory, Mumbai has received 1,544.9 mm of rain since June 1, which is 609.1 mm less than normal. Similarly, according to the center located in Colaba, 1068.4 mm of rain has been recorded since June 1, which is 132.68 mm less than normal.
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