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Flooding rains and gale-force winds battered Mumbai, rain activities to decrease from today

August 6, 2020 11:29 AM |

Mumbai Rains 2020

Mumbai rains have broken many rainfall records during the last 3 days. Torrential rains accompanied with strong winds devastated many parts of Mumbai and suburbs.

During the last 24 hours, Colaba recorded 332 mm rain which is the second-highest 24-hours rainfall ever. All-time 24-hours rainfall record is 346.2 mm recorded on August 23 in 1997. Many other areas of Mumbai also witnessed more than 200 mm rain daily, during the last two days. Wind speed in many areas reached around 100 Kmph, leading to widespread structural damage and uprooting of trees.

A cyclonic circulation is over South Rajasthan and the adjoining northeast Arabian Sea and a well-marked low-pressure area is over Odisha were responsible to activate the monsoon surge over the west coast.

The well-marked low-pressure area has weakened into a low and is now over Central parts of Madhya Pradesh. The cyclonic circulation has also shifted north. Therefore, there will be a significant decrease in rain activities over Mumbai and suburbs as well as over Gujarat.

Weather will not go completely dry, there may be on and off rain and thundershower activities over Mumbai and suburbs in the coming days.

Rain activities to increase once again over Mumbai and suburbs around August 11. During that time rains will not be very heavy over Mumbai and suburbs.

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