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Cyclone Ockhi: Mumbai rains break decade old record, more showers today

Cyclone Ockhi: Mumbai rains break decade old record, more showers today

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Cyclone Ockhi: Mumbai rains break decade old record, more showers today

Mumbai rains had remained absent from the capital city of Maharashtra for quite some time now. So much so that the city was observing dry weather conditions for a long time. However, in an unusual turn of events, rain gods decided to give in some showers over the maximum city during the month of December.

The severe cyclone Ockhi which after intensifying into a very severe cyclone recurved north northeastwards. Thus, due to these weather conditions, Mumbai has been witnessing good rains since last evening. Rainfall intensity increased during the morning with the city recording a good 11 mm of rainfall between 5:30 am and 8:30 am today.

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In a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday, the Santa Cruz observatory recorded a good 22 mm of rainfall. Not only this, Colaba observatory witnessed 23 mm of rainfall during the same time period.

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Usually, Mumbai does not receive much rains during the month of December. The city remains almost dry with very little rains lashing the city. However, with these rains, Mumbai has broken the decade old December rain record. The last time the city witnessed the highest rains was in the year 2014 which was a mere 1.5 mm.

Now, Mumbai rains will continue over the city with moderate rainfall activity continuing for today. One or two heavy spells over the city also cannot be ruled out. Not only this, strong surface winds will prevail over the region with wind speed ranging between 40-50 kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph.

Rains will reduce by tomorrow, as the cyclone will weaken and move towards South Gujarat, however, some rains are also expected on December 6 as well.

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