Mumbai receives average monthly rainfall in 11 days, IMD issues red alert for Sunday

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: June 12, 2021 09:29 AM2021-06-12T09:29:17+5:302021-06-12T09:30:42+5:30

Mumbai, the country's financial capital, has been receiving heavy rainfall rains since Tuesday. Due to heavy rainfall, Mumbai has ...

Mumbai receives average monthly rainfall in 11 days, IMD issues red alert for Sunday | Mumbai receives average monthly rainfall in 11 days, IMD issues red alert for Sunday

Mumbai receives average monthly rainfall in 11 days, IMD issues red alert for Sunday

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Mumbai, the country's financial capital, has been receiving heavy rainfall rains since Tuesday. Due to heavy rainfall, Mumbai has received 565.2 mm rain, more than the monthly average rainfall of 505 mm, in the first 11 days of month of June. Mumbai has received 565.2 mm of rainfall in the last 11 days.

Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rains in Maharashtra for the next five days. The meteorological department has issued a high alert in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri on Sunday. The city had recorded the highest monthly rainfall at 1106.7 mm in 2015.

Some parts of the state are expected to receive up to 204.5 mm of rain in 24 hours on Sunday. An orange alert has been issued in the Konkan region including Mumbai till Tuesday. According to the Santacruz Observatory, Mumbai received 107 mm of rain in the 24 hours till 8.30 pm on Friday. According to meteorological officials, the low pressure belt formed in the Bay of Bengal is likely to bring torrential rains to the south-west monsoon.

The city’s Colaba observatory recorded fewer showers, with a reading of just 23.4mm of rain in the 24 hours ending 8:30 am Friday. According to the Indian Express, water is still scarce in seven lakes that supply drinking water despite torrential rains. These reservoirs have only 12.68% of their total capacity. Last year, the figure was 13.63 per cent.

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